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Comment Airbnb Apologizes For Posting Snarky Ads Aimed At Schools & Libraries

October 22, 2015

By Ed Mazza : huffingtonpost – excerpt

Signs and billboards told public agencies how to spend tax money.

Day Around The Bay: Is This An Actual Airbnb Ad? — SFist (@SFist) October 22, 2015

Airbnb is apologizing for a series of ads posted in San Francisco that seemed critical of schools, libraries, parking enforcement and other government services — ads that struck such a sour note that many believed them to be a hoax.

The residential hosting company admitted to placing the ads, but said they will be coming down “immediately.”

Each ad was “addressed” to various public agencies and told them how to spend the estimated $12 million in hotel taxes paid by Airbnb hosts and guests.

“Dear Public Library System,” read one ad. “We hope you use some of the $12 million in hotel taxes to keep the library open later.” … (more)

Airbnb takes down controversial ads after offending San Francisco residents.

Some articles just write themselves.

One Comment leave one →
  1. holeshothunter permalink
    October 22, 2015 8:02 am

    A verbal apology for real injury is as useless as it always is. We do not forgive or forget.


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