Why does Airbnb mask company names like Google and Facebook on traveler profiles?

New / Other Kjfg25
May 30, 2018 13 Comments

If I say I work at Google or Facebook, Airbnb hides the company name on my traveler profile. "Netflix" and "Instagram" are fine. What's the deal?

Why does Airbnb mask company names like Google and Facebook on traveler profiles?

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Google / Eng commonly
    Airbnb is the new Blind. TC or GTFO
    May 30, 2018 1
  • Pinterest
    📌lvn

    Pinterest

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    Google, Facebook
    📌lvnmore
    It masks phone numbers and common sites/email domain providers
    May 30, 2018 3
    • New / Other Kjfg25
      OP
      So you're saying it masks the word "Google" and "Facebook" site wide?
      May 30, 2018
    • Pinterest
      📌lvn

      Pinterest

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      Google, Facebook
      📌lvnmore
      I think so
      May 30, 2018
    • New / Other Kjfg25
      OP
      Just tested it. You are right!
      May 30, 2018
  • New / Eng Mittens
    Probably just some shitty code
    May 30, 2018 1
    • Airbnb Fairwell
      Yes. Most likely.
      May 30, 2018
  • Airbnb VVKr01
    Because it’s trying to prevent people from messaging each other and saying “find me on Facebook” or “Google me at ...”; this is to prevent hosts and guests from taking transactions offline and skirting our booking platform.

    That said, it’s overly aggressive and produces false positives, which accounts for the behavior you’re seeing. I would consider it a bug.
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • Facebook Jeef Besus
    Thanks a lot GDPR
    May 30, 2018 1
    • New / Other Kjfg25
      OP
      Don't think this is related.
      May 30, 2018
  • Google QNrQ72
    Strange
    May 30, 2018 0
  • CA Technologies / Eng DGuy
    Debug it
    May 30, 2018 0