A major part of Airbnb's recent data release was a snapshot of New York City listings as of November 17, 2015. This report shows that the snapshot was photoshopped: in the days leading up to November 17, Airbnb ensured a flattering picture by carrying out a one-time targeted purge of more than 1,000 listings. The company then presented November 17 as a typical day in the company’s operations and mis-represented the one-time purge as a historical trend. According to Inside Airbnb data, Airbnb used the data snapshot to paint a misleading picture of its business: - Airbnb's message was that only 10% of Entire Homes listings belonged to hosts with multiple listings. The true number had been close to 19% for all of 2015. - Airbnb's message was that "95% of our entire home hosts share only one listing". The claim was true for less than two weeks of the year. - Airbnb's rosy projections about the future of its business were not objective analyses based on historical trends. The company extrapolated from an artificial and unrepresentative one-time event. Get the full story at Inside Airbnb