New scare campaign from the NYC Hotel Association blames Airbnb for enabling terrorism

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The disputes between Airbnb and the hotel industry continue to be an ongoing battle, but things escalated last week when an ad campaign backed by the Hotel Association of New York City suggested that short-term rentals could be used to host terrorists like Salman Abedi, the bomber behind the Manchester attack in May.

The advert asks “Who’s in your building?” and makes reference to large packages that were delivered to the Manchester bomber’s rented accommodation.

The main flaw in their argument, the property rented by Abedi wasn’t through Airbnb, instead the scare campaign rightfully states it being rented through “a local online retailer”.

Source: NYC hotel industry claims Airbnbs are enabling terrorists – The Verge