President Trump wants to keep them out. Airbnb is inviting them in

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President Trump wants to keep them out. Airbnb is inviting them in

Above: People gather to protest against the travel ban imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order, at O’Hare airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 28, 2017.

When Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said this weekend that the company would offer free housing to refuges and anyone impacted by President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries, he joined tech leaders including Google’s Sergey Brin, Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and others in publicly criticizing Trump’s executive order.

But unlike those other companies, the order and what it stands for goes directly against Airbnb’s core mission and the product it sells. The online lodging platform’s stated purpose,…


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