May 23, 2024

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Airbnb removed them for having criminal records. Now, they’re speaking out against a policy they see as “antihuman.”

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When Bernard Charles created an account on Airbnb to book a stay for family members coming to town for his upcoming wedding, it did not cross his mind that two 7-year-old non-traffic summary offense convictions would get him banned from using the popular vacation rental service.

Less than an hour after joining the app and trying to use it to book a stay, Charles, a creative project manager in Pittsburgh, received an email from Airbnb stating his account was under review. Soon, he was unable to access his account.

Charles told CBS News that the 2016 convictions stemmed from defending himself during a family fight, and that he had pleaded guilty only because he was unable to attend the court hearing at the time.

Airbnb learned of Charles’ convictions…

2023-09-16 17:04:19

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