Airbnb reviews reservations leading up to presidential inauguration

by Jenny Mount · Jan 12th, 2021 4:48 pm
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Last Updated Jan 13th, 2021 at 6:59 pm

In an effort to prevent potentially violent demonstrations, Airbnb is reviewing reservations in the greater Washington, D.C., area prior to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Any individuals associated with last week's riot at the Capitol will be banned from renting through the online service. Additionally, Airbnb is expanding existing security checks for potential renters prior to the inauguration.

Washington city council member Janeese Lewis George was among those warning residents against renting around the inauguration.

🔦 Based on threats of violence found online, federal and local law enforcement agencies will be on high alert during the transition of power next week.


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