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Technology Airbnb bans 'house parties' after Halloween shooting leaves five dead

18:27  03 november  2019
18:27  03 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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House parties have long been an issue for Airbnb , which has more than 6 million listings worldwide. Five people were killed and others wounded in a Thursday night shooting in Orinda, California, in a house that had been rented on Airbnb .

Airbnb has said it will ban " party houses " after a mass shooting at a California home rented through the company left five people dead . The house was reportedly booked under a pretence for a small group, before being publicised on Instagram as the venue for a Halloween party which eventually

Airbnb has banned the renting of properties on its service for use as "house parties." The ban, announced in a series of tweets Saturday, follows a shooting at Halloween party at a California rental that left five dead.

a blurry image of a crosswalk: Airbnb bans © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Airbnb bans "house party" rentals on its service after a deadly shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area. Getty Images

CEO Brian Chesky outlined the steps the company is taking "to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct." Among the steps the company is taking is the expansion of expansion of manual screening of "high-risk reservations" and creation of a dedicated "house party" rapid response team.

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Airbnb 's chief executive says the company is taking actions against unauthorised parties following a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in the Five people died after a Thursday night shooting that sent 100 terrified partygoers running for their lives in San Francisco.

(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc banned " party houses " on Saturday after five people were killed in a shooting at a large Halloween gathering inside a rental home in Northern California that was advertised on the online listing service. Police were still searching for the shooter who opened fire on Thursday night at

Users who violate the new policies may be banned from the service, Chesky wrote.

"We must do better, and we will. This is unacceptable," Chesky tweeted.

The moves come after five were killed in a shooting Thursday night at a Halloween party in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda, California. The house was rented on Arbnb, and the party had been advertized on social media as a "mansion party."

The four-bedroom house was rented to a woman who told the owner that her family would use the house to escape smoke from a nearby wildfire, a source told the Associated Press. The owner said he contacted the renter after neighbors complained about a party and was heading to the house when he learned of the shooting.

a blurry image of a crosswalk: Airbnb bans © Getty Images

Airbnb bans "house party" rentals on its service after a deadly shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

No arrests had been made, and there was no immediate word on a motive for the attack.

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after 5 die in Halloween party shooting at home rental .
CEO Brian Chesky said Airbnb Inc. is banning "party houses" after five people were killed in a shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda, California."We are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct, including conduct that leads to the terrible events we saw in Orinda," CEO Brian Chesky announced in a series of tweets Saturday.

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