Airbnb rolls out new anti-discrimination policy

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Discrimination, especially regarding race, is a problem in America’s growing sharing economy.  Unwelcome or rejected customers of Airbnb have complained about discrimination based on gender, age and disabilities. Today, in response to complaints, Airbnb has announced new rules, but it won’t abandon the requirement that prospective renters submit profile photos. Emily Badger, who reports for the Washington Post, says the new rules send an important message.

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Guest:
Emily Badger - New York Times writer - @emilymbadger

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sáša Woodruff, Andrea Brody