Guests, who rent houses, apartments and rooms through Airbnb or other digital game rental services, expect a minimum of privacy when they write to the hosts - as well as during their stay.
But it turns out that multiple hosts hang their guests out on the private Facebookgrupper, where they share intimate details, including photos, full names and sexual habits. It writes livsstilsmediet Change.
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It is in groups such as 'Airbnb Host Community - Wait, Recommend and Discuss' and 'Airbnb Guest Blacklist', that the hosts have hung their guests out. The groups are private, and you must be a member of them in order to be able to see the spreads, but since the groups have many members - the former is over 17,000 - it is no longer private.
Change the writing, that it is mainly specific named guests who behave badly, who gets hung out. But the medium has also found examples of hosts are writing about, that they will not rent out to specific population groups. Among other chinese, people over the age of 70 and retired women.
Since the hosts do not anonymize the above-mentioned guests, it can be a violation against your privacy.
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In one example, have a host from Wisconsin in the UNITED states put up an image of a guest naming and shaming, where the guest is sitting and peeing in her backyard.
- One of the bathrooms is very close to the door to the terrace where our hot tub is, and yet you bother the pigs not to go inside to use the toilet and peeing out of my lawn, wrote the host in the group Airbnb Guest Blacklist.
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There is according to the Change of several examples of guests being hung out, when they have used it rented to have sex. But an unfortunate guest was also hung out because he was so polite to ask if it was okay that he had a visit.
- Hello, I want to hear whether it is okay that I take a guy home with me during my stay. Just in case, I should be able to score? Thank you.
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the Host shared the message with the guest's name and photo, and wrote: So, I go into the app and see this shit. Seriously little friend? My finger immediately went to the reject button, so quickly that it felt like when my ex-wife calling.
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After the Change made Facebook aware of these groups on Wednesday in last week, closed Facebook group 'Airbnb Guests Blacklist' down. The second group, the 'Airbnb Host Community', has tightened the rules and exclude people who violate the guest's privacy.
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But the group 'Airbnb Guests Blacklist' has just been created again the day after, and already has 344 members. The group aims to be a searchable database, where you can turn the 'bad' guests up.
Within the group in the first place was closed, had the according Change almost 8000 members.
the Extra Leaf has been seen on the a Danish group for Airbnb hosts where both the shared good and bad experiences with guests, but here keeps the users themselves within the framework of the guidelines on Airbnb and do not share intimate details or personal information.
'You must not share personal information in order to udskamme or extort others, harass others with inappropriate behaviour, ærekrænke other or abuse our reviews', writes Airbnb in their guidelines.
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It may be illegal to hang out on social media - even if it is in the closed groups. Posts with personal information such as sexual preferences, may be infringing according to the persondataretten. At the same time, the spreads will also be punishable if they are libelous.