The New York Times put out an interesting article about an Airbnb Horror Story. This has elements of a Hollywood horror film except it really happened.
Mix Hostel with new tech and we have an Airbnb horror story. A 19 year old gets traumatized by a transgender Airbnb host with sexual demands and later survives by using reverse psychology. After the horrific event. Airbnb is taking better precautions on directly phoning the police when events like this happen.
“We realize we can learn a lot from this incident and we can do better,” Mr. Papas said by email. “We are clarifying our policies so that our team will always contact law enforcement if we are made aware of an emergency situation in progress. Safety is our No. 1 priority, and we want to get our hosts and guests as much help as possible.”
The article then ends with precautions to take when using Airbnb such as:
- Family/friends should have the host address accessible.
- Carry a global phone with emergency number access.
- Study Facebook profiles.
Other than these Mickey Mouse solutions, the host should be completely eliminated off the Airbnb network so this doesn’t happen in the future from the same person. But, how would Airbnb do this? For one, the host’s BioChronometrics eDNA can be used to eliminate access to Airbnb sites or it’s mobile apps.