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Airbnb signs agreement with California to allow regulators to audit hosts for racial discrimination



As part of Airbnb’s ongoing work to combat discrimination, Airbnb and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing today announced that the two parties have entered into a voluntary agreement that will help fight bias and discrimination and help ensure all consumers have access to listings offered on the home sharing platform. Created after more than ten months of collaborative work between the agency and Airbnb, the voluntary agreement builds on Airbnb’s comprehensive review authored by Laura W. Murphy, a longtime civil rights leader and former ACLU executive, in consultation with former Attorney General Eric Holder and notable civil rights organizations.

“Fighting discrimination is fundamental to our mission and we are committed to creating a community that is open to everyone,” said Airbnb General Counsel Rob Chesnut. “Our work with the State of California builds on our ongoing efforts to fight bias and we look forward to continuing to work with state leaders to ensure the Airbnb community is fair for everyone.”

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