In other words, Airbnb can host whatever illegal listings it wants. It just can’t make money from them as a booking service. Somehow, I suspected that this workaround would not appease Airbnb, whose revenue — estimated at $900 million in 2015 — is dependent on its ability to take a percentage of its hosts’ rental fees. I was right. Alex Kotran, a spokesperson for the company, says the amendments introduced by Campos do nothing to resolve the legal shortcomings addressed in the lawsuit. Although he couldn’t speak in detail, he gave me a list of legal experts who could weigh in on the Section 230 implications of the lawsuit. Coincidentally, one of those experts was Eric Goldman. When I mentioned Campos’s rationale to him, he scoffed.