Airbnb combats racial bias by using initials in place of first names

To fight possible racial bias in its booking process, short-term-rental company Airbnb will start hiding the first names of prospective guests from Oregon from their potential hosts. Would-be hosts will instead see interested renters’ first initials until a booking is confirmed. The program is scheduled to be implemented by the end of January and run for at least two years.

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