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AIRBNB CAN NOW SCAN GUESTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PSYCHOPATHIC TENDENCIES

January 08, 2020 / Travel Weekly
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It’s been more than a year since a patent for technology aimed at determining the “trustworthiness” and “compatibility” of people by Airbnb-owned tech company Trooly Inc was published in the US. The software, built to screen potentially dangerous and unruly guests using the Airbnb app, allows the short-term rental company to flag and investigate suspicious activity. But details of the capabilities of Airbnb’s “trait analyser” software specifically – which forms part of the company’s background check technology – have surfaced. And online personalities play a part in whether we are deemed suitable as guests of Airbnb properties. Moreover, according to the patent for the software, Airbnb is capable of scanning online sites, including social media, to determine traits against credit and identity checks and “secure third-party databases”.