People wearing face masks look for products at a supermarket, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, Feb. 19, 2020.

Airbnb hosts try to navigate coronavirus challenges  


Some sharing platform companies, like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber, are urging users and hosts to take cautionary measures to avoid the virus and its spread. But that has left a lot of open questions, and the platforms’ users are increasingly navigating a complex, public health crisis on their own. 

A woman stands on the porch of a house

Is Airbnb’s no-profit return to the West Bank ‘whitewashing’ human rights violations?

Conflict & Justice
A woman is shown talking on the phone next to a red wall and a large sculpture of the Airbnb logo at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California.

Airbnb to remove listings in Israel’s West Bank settlements

A migrant boy guards his parents' suitcase, as the family waits all day to apply for asylum in Berlin.

Not like Airbnb: Germans open their doors and their wallets to share apartments with immigrants


How the ‘sharing economy’ could upend capitalism


The rise of the collaborative consumption economy

Humans have always shared, but a new group of online companies are helping make it easier for people to offer up their homes and cars for short term rentals.