Airbnb Releases Anonymized Dataset on Thousands of Hosts

Airbnb recently released a massive dataset about its business in New York City. The data on thousands of hosts in the city includes statistics such as host earnings, the types of listings, and how often people rent out their homes. This is the latest action the company has taken to counter the image portrayed by the New York state attorney general, who has accused Airbnb of enabling illegal hotels. Airbnb has pushed back against that perception, pledging to be an “open and transparent” company that would work closely with cities to ensure it pays its fair share of taxes.

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