Julian Assange used Airbnb to find his Ecuador Embassy home in London – maybe
Such is the circus surrounding the stand-off between Wikileaks frontman Julian Assange and the UK, Swedish and US authorities that it was only a matter of time before the jokes started.
Whilst the reasons for Assange’s decision to seek refuge (and subsequent political asylum) in the Ecuadorian embassy in London are controversial and serious, the ongoing tension between he and the authorities is ripe for satire.
So what better way to highlight his temporary home in one of the classier areas of London than to create a fake listing as it would appear on Airbnb.
NB: Hat-tip – @tomscott for creating the screengrab. As Scott notes in the mock-up, it is not a real Airbnb page.
Kevin May is a senior editor and was one of the co-founders at Tnooz in 2009. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology, a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism and publishes his first book - a biography about electronic band, Depeche Mode - in 2015.