The data culling made it appear as though there were fewer professional hosts with multiple listings using the site to make a living off illegal short-term rentals. In other words, Airbnb removed from its data hundreds of the very listings that were the subject of regulatory concern—not exactly transparency’s standard definition. “We removed roughly 1500 listings,” Airbnb admitted in a letter to New York users on Wednesday. The data cleanse, Airbnb said, was “an effort to remove listings that appeared to be controlled by commercial operators and did not reflect Airbnb’s vision for our community.” Get the full story at Fusion Read also "How Airbnb’s data hid the facts in New York City"