Hopefully the only time I ever link buzzfeed:

    Over dinner, he outlined the notion of spending “a million dollars” to hire four top opposition researchers and four journalists. That team could, he said, help Uber fight back against the press — they’d look into “your personal lives, your families,” and give the media a taste of its own medicine.

    Michael was particularly focused on one journalist, Sarah Lacy, the editor of the Silicon Valley website PandoDaily, a sometimes combative voice inside the industry. Lacy recently accused Uber of “sexism and misogyny.” She wrote that she was deleting her Uber app after BuzzFeed News reported that Uber appeared to be working with a French escort service. “I don’t know how many more signals we need that the company simply doesn’t respect us or prioritize our safety,” she wrote.

    At the dinner, Michael expressed outrage at Lacy’s column and said that women are far more likely to get assaulted by taxi drivers than Uber drivers. He said that he thought Lacy should be held “personally responsible” for any woman who followed her lead in deleting Uber and was then sexually assaulted.


Pshhh buzzfeeds getting some good, legitimate journalism going lately! You can see most of their good pieces here: https://hubski.com/domain?id=buzzfeed.com

I'm going to hijack your post because I don't want to clutter Hubski with a ton of Uber stuff but MAN there are some great stories about Uber. Shitstorms like these turn me on. Legitimately. I feel like this is our generation's telenovelas.

PANDO DAILY - "The moment I learned just how far Uber will go to silence journalists and attack women"

BUZZFEED FOLLOW UP - "“God View”: Uber Investigates Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations"

GUARDIAN - "Is Uber the worst company in Silicon Valley?"

note: remember when Snapchat was the worst / most sexist start up?

posted by thundara: 1521 days ago