Post by High Priestess on Apr 25, 2017 2:57:20 GMT
There are various ethical questions that face hosts. One of those is your approach/attitude to other hosts in your area whom you may realize are "not legal". This thread looks at that issue from a perspective that I think is not so praiseworthy-- reporting people to the government just to get rid of competition? I think that's rather low myself. If people are going to "snitch" on others, in my opinion, it better be something worth snitching about -- like actual crimes.
I think this host sums up my view on this rather well:
No, I would not report a competitor in order to eliminate the competition. The best way to eliminate the competition is to do a better job than they do.
I would think long and hard before reporting people to the government. One of the things that all totalitarian governments do is encourage/require citizens to tattle on each other (Communist China, Fascist Germany, East Germany). I would report violations of Airbnb's anti-discrimination policy to Airbnb. I would only report serious safety violations to the government.