Airbnb Accused of Illegally Lobbying for Favorable Legislation

Airbnb is proving itself to the quite the political operator. In an ethics complaint filed today in San Francisco, Airbnb has been accused using off-the-books lobbyists to help push legislation that legalized the startup.

The complaint—filed by The League of Pissed Off Voters, a San Francisco progressive organization—is a response to legislationfavorable towards Airbnb passed by the city earlier this month.Records show that Airbnb helped city Supervisor David Chiu begin authoring the legislation 22 months before it went to a vote. Read full article. 

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