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Online activity is now effectively a social ‘credit score’ (engadget.com)
26 points by walterbell 6 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments



If a company acts to suppress & hurt a community then attempts to participate in said communities events, they should be ejected from said event.

Pride organizers need to grow a pair and start kicking companies and orgs that have abused LGBTQ+ people to the curb. If said org tries to pull a Salvation Army, they should be publicly put on notice like the Greater Seattle Business Alliance did: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/as-salvation-army-...

Actions speak louder than words, we have to fight back against PR that conveys lies.


Suppose for a moment that for whatever reason, airbnb has a vested interest in preventing sex workers from using their platform to pursue their sex work. And suppose that sex workers are disproportionately from the LGBTQ+ community. If airbnb aggressively targets and removes sex workers from its platform, does that automatically mean they are "abusing" LGBTQ+ people, or could it mean they just do not want their platform associated with sex work?


Those two aren't mutually exclusive, and attempting to frame it in this manner is disingenuous.

The ability to book a place to stay is regulated by hospitality law to prevent exactly this type of discrimination by AirBnB against Cadence Lux's non-work related usage of AirBnB.


This article feels like a big reach. Airbnb wants to keep its platform from being used for sex work (in my opinion this is understandable as once a platform begins allowing "sex stuff" it easily gets pigeonholed into being that platform - think Tumblr or Craiglist personals). So their algorithms to prevent advertisement for sex work caused at least one false positive. This, according to the author, means we now have social credit scores a la Black Mirror. (and was the vandalism at the end really necessary?)


This has been true for at least 2 years now, but readers here should have realized this in the past year. I am shocked this is on the front page of Hacker News.


It sounds like AirBnb is just trying to prevent someone’s home from becoming a whorehouse, or the set of a porn film.


Sophisticated stuff - and accessible by authorities. Still, optinion is CHINAAA BAAAAAD




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