Jul 10, 2022
Uber Files: Massive leak reveals how top politicians secretly helped Uber
Thousands of leaked files have exposed how Uber courted top politicians, and how far it went to avoid justice. The Uber Files are a trove of more than 124,000 records, including 83,000 emails and 1,000 other files involving conversations, spanning 2013 to 2017.They were leaked to the Guardian, and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a number of media organisations including BBC Panorama. While French taxi drivers staged sometimes violent protests in the streets against Uber, Mr Macron - now president - was on first name terms with Uber's controversial boss Travis Kalanick, and told him he would reform laws in the firm's favour. During another raid a week later, Ms Kroes again contacted a Dutch minister the Uber Files show, and, in the words of an email, "Harassed" the head of the Dutch civil service. The Uber Files is a leak of 124,000 records including emails and texts exposing conversations and meetings between Uber executives and public officials as the technology-driven taxi firm sought to expand its business.
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