#DeleteUber Protest Leads to 200,000 Users to Cancel Accounts
Uber is in UBER trouble!
Thanks to social media.
The New York Times reports more than 200,000 Uber accounts were deleted following the huge Twitter protest movement: hashtag Delete Uber/ The backlash started and went viral after Uber was accused of taking advantage of President Trump’s Immigration Ban protests at JFK Airport over the weekend by increasing prices for riders.
But that wasn’t the only problem.
Many Uber employees criticized the company’s Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, who joined President Trump’s economic advisory council in December, for poorly handling Uber’s relationship with Trump.
They wondered why he was still sticking around after Trump ordered the ban on refugees and seven major Muslim countries.
After the massive number of deletions and major pressure from employees, Kalanick decided to step down from the council Kalanick wrote in a statement: “Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that.”