Orinda, CA, is poised to ban certain short-term rentals after a shooting at an Airbnb listing left five dead in the town, the town’s mayor told Inman.
The massacre, which took place on Halloween at an Airbnb rental property, highlighted how tech companies are struggling to cope with undesired uses of homes listed on their platforms.
Vice reported that hosts can assume fake identities and scam consumers on the platform. The FBI is looking into the article’s claims.
On the same night as the Airbnb killings, a drive-by shooting injured five teenagers at a Phoenix home owned by iBuyer Opendoor, where a Halloween party was also being held.