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.

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Kevin May

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Kevin May was a co-founder and member of the editorial team from September 2009 to June 2017.



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