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Airbnb cancels far-right accounts before Virginia rally
MWC News ^ | August 8, 2017 | Agencies

Posted on 08/08/2017 4:34:51 PM PDT by RBW in PA

Airbnb is cancelling accounts of far-right activists who appear to have booked reservations in the US state of Virginia before a rally that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are expected to attend. The march, which is set to take place in Charlottesville on Saturday, has been dubbed "Unite the Right" by organisers and was called to support a local statue of Robert E Lee, the Confederacy's foremost military leader during the US Civil War. Among those slated to speak are far-right figures such as Jason Kessler - who claims to be an organiser of the march - and Richard Spencer, a leader in the alt-right movement. Hundreds are expected to attend the highly publicised rally In a statement provided to the local NBC29 news station, the holiday rental company Airbnb said its rules require that "members of the Airbnb community accept people regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age". The statement added that when patrons violate the terms of service, Airbnb seeks "to take appropriate action including, as in this case, removing them from the platform". Kessler, a former journalist and well-known far-right activist, took to Twitter to decry Airbnb's decision, saying: "It's time for the alt-right to flex its muscles and boycott" the company. He also said potential legal action against Airbnb should be considered.

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1 posted on 08/08/2017 4:34:51 PM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: RBW in PA

How did they identify them?


2 posted on 08/08/2017 4:37:34 PM PDT by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: RBW in PA

But when bakers refuse to bake a MAGA cake for a 9-year-old Stockton, Calif boy

IT’S JUST FINE.

Notice how it ALWAYS works jsut ONE way..?

That’s NOT going to last.

tick, tick, tick.....


3 posted on 08/08/2017 4:44:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: RBW in PA

AirBNB accepts all people ..... who agree with them.

Thought Crimes get you exiled.


4 posted on 08/08/2017 4:45:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Washington Post is Jeff Bezos' Fake News unregulated SuperPAC.)
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To: gaijin
They ALL said no, we won't bake that cake...

A BOY NAMED PICKLE

5 posted on 08/08/2017 4:45:58 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: RBW in PA
What a flipping joke. Just some background...instead of serving the citizens of Charlottesville City's best interests (me), the douchebags running this place want to move an old (and awesome) statue of Rob't E. Lee from a downtown park to a park right down the street from me. It's unwarranted and the appropriate backlash, of course, ensued. So the KKK had a rally a few weeks ago that the city happily let happen. The protesters who reacted predictably started throwing stuff and assaulting the police. The cops used teargas and not unexpectedly the a-holes who started this whole thing to begin with in city hall sided with the obnoxious protesters.

All this crap was unnecessarily pulled out of thin air like it's some kind of sick joke!

6 posted on 08/08/2017 4:47:22 PM PDT by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
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To: RBW in PA
This made me interested about Jason Kessler

Didn't even know the face. But now..?

Yeah, I do.

They hate him, so how bad can he be..?

7 posted on 08/08/2017 4:48:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: RBW in PA

I read in a UVA parents facebook group that the University is discouraging students from attending the rally. Sadly, such groups hurt the fight for historic preservation.


8 posted on 08/08/2017 4:48:50 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: RBW in PA

Isn’t Airbnb some sort of fag hookup deal?


9 posted on 08/08/2017 4:50:33 PM PDT by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: RBW in PA

How queer. This would seem to be against the policies of AirBnB to serve “everyone”.


10 posted on 08/08/2017 4:52:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Bill Clinton and Al Gore took illegal campaign contributions from the Chi-Coms and 'nobody' cared..)
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To: cmj328
How did they identify them?

Apparently, some organizers said that they had booked a bunch of large houses in the area of the event. AirBnB thereupon apparently went looking at social media accounts of people who booked large houses, identified people who are apparently right-wing, and black-balled them from AirBnB.

11 posted on 08/08/2017 4:56:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Big governent is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: RBW in PA

“Neo Nazis and White Supremacists” , translation: anyone who voted for President Trump.


12 posted on 08/08/2017 4:57:27 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie
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To: cmj328

“How did they identify them?”

Google.


13 posted on 08/08/2017 5:26:16 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: RBW in PA

They are a private outfit and can do what they want, and a Conservative position supports that right.

However, can you imagine how the heads of Airbnb would react in every social media venue they could find, if some private outfit was doing the same thing to thwart a Leftist organized “protest rally”? Airbnb would not be supporting that private outfits right to do that, they’d be protesting it and demanding they not do it. To anyone on the Left, Liberty is for them, not for everyone.


14 posted on 08/08/2017 5:38:26 PM PDT by Wuli
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I am not sure that they can. They are a platform that allows members to rent their properties. Now they think they can refuse to rent to people for reasons they only guess may be true.

IOW, airbnb doesn’t own the properties they are withdrawing. We’re I an owner who thought my property had been rented, I’d be highly p-oed.


15 posted on 08/08/2017 6:06:17 PM PDT by Adder (Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
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“Airbnb said its rules require that “members of the Airbnb community accept people regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age”. “

They are dancing on a thin line, but it is their line to draw and dance upon.


16 posted on 08/08/2017 6:13:35 PM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: Adder

Airbnb the company does own the venue the listings appear it. That is their “property” and as a private company they make the rules of its operation. As would I. I may not agree with their motive, but I grant that the action should not be considered or found illegal.


17 posted on 08/08/2017 7:27:50 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: RBW in PA

What if all those removed suddenly identified as black? Then Airbnb would be guilty of mass racism!


18 posted on 08/08/2017 8:02:37 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: RBW in PA

Fake news


19 posted on 08/08/2017 8:44:22 PM PDT by ALASKA (Watching a coup..........)
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To: RBW in PA

Will they also do that to Far-Left groups?


20 posted on 08/08/2017 8:44:59 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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