πŸ“‘ The Uber Files

Bookmarked Uber broke laws, duped police and secretly lobbied governments, leak reveals (The Guardian)

Amid taxi strikes and riots in Paris, Kalanick ordered French executives to retaliate by encouraging Uber drivers to stage a counter-protest with mass civil disobedience.

Warned that doing so risked putting Uber drivers at risk of attacks from β€œextreme right thugs” who had infiltrated the taxi protests and were β€œspoiling for a fight”, Kalanick appeared to urge his team to press ahead regardless. β€œI think it’s worth it,” he said. β€œViolence guarantee[s] success. And these guys must be resisted, no? Agreed that right place and time must be thought out.”

The Guardian take a dive into the decisions that led to where Uber is today. This is unpacked further in three podcasts, including an interview with Mark MacGann about the decision to blow the whistle.

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