It’s a question that causes friction in social travel sites all the way to up to the Peace Corps, but organizations’ past actions suggest that it is up to individuals’ discernment to stay out of harm’s way.
According to CouchSurfing’s policies, reporting that a user has attempted sexual assault is not enough to ban him or her from the community.
“Because we are not there to witness events, we rely on members to talk about their experience with one another through references,” Safety Team Coordinator Rachel diCerbo eventually responded to Ulto. “We certainly empathize and will help people use the system…but we simply must maintain as much neutrality as possible.”
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