Airbnb will ban “party rental homes” on its platform in the future after a fatal shooting at a california home rented by the service, foreign media reported. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said in a series of tweets Saturday that the company will take steps to combat unauthorized partying and get rid of abusive host and guest behavior.
Chesky said on Twitter that the company would create a dedicated “party house” rapid response team, as much as expanding manual screening of high-risk bookings.
In addition, he wrote on Twitter that Airbnb will take action against users who violate these policies, including deleting their accounts.
A Halloween party was held Thursday night in an Airbnb-rented house in Olinda, California, but a shooting occurred at the party, it was learned. The company then launched a series of new initiatives. As of Friday, November 1, five people had been killed in the shooting.