Just a week ahead of the Wednesday statement that it would begin canceling and blocking reservations in the Washington, DC, area next week. The announcement came in response to asking people not to travel to the city for the event, in the wake of the Jan. 6 .on Jan. 20, Airbnb said in a
On Monday,last week, and that it was scrutinizing DC area rentals to prevent hate groups from using its platform during the inauguration. The move is in line with the company's wider ongoing effort to weed out violent and discriminatory groups on its platform.
"Guests whose reservations are canceled will be refunded in full. We also will reimburse hosts, at Airbnb's expense, the money they would have earned from these cancelled reservations. HotelTonight reservations also will be canceled," the company said in its Wednesday statement.
Airbnb said it's been taking names, and has identified, and banned from its platform, numerous individuals associated with violent criminal activity at the Capitol.