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08/11/2017: Is taking a moral stand good for business?

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Tech companies have had to grapple with some big moral issues as of late. Recently, Airbnb reportedly deactivated the accounts of users planning to attend a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Virginia. On today's show, we'll chat with University of…

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Airbnb closes accounts linked to white supremacy rally

by Ben Johnson and Kristin Schwab Aug 11, 2017
The company said it goes against its terms of service.
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Tech companies have had to grapple with some big moral issues as of late. Recently, Airbnb reportedly deactivated the accounts of users planning to attend a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Virginia. On today’s show, we’ll chat with University of Maryland professor Dana Fisher about whether the company is allowed to do something like this, and whether it’s good for a business’ bottom line to make a big political stand. Afterwards, we’ll play this week’s Silicon Tally with Saron Yitbarek, founder of the Code Newbie podcast.

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