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Airbnb undermined team that removed extremist users, whistleblower claims

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Airbnb has faced allegations from a former contractor regarding its efforts to remove extremists from its platform. The contractor claims that the company scaled back its work to remove dangerous and extremist individuals, leading to a compromise in user safety. The contractor alleges that their termination coincided with the directive to reinstate users involved in the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. The whistleblower complaint was filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. Airbnb denies the claims and asserts that it continues to enforce against members of dangerous or extremist organizations.