Why Do People Want To #DeleteUber All Of A Sudden?

Posted January 31, 2017

Uber, whose CEO advises Trump, breaking the strike, supporting the ban. As a result, users across the United States started to delete the Uber app and posted screenshots etc of the same on social media with hashtag #deleteUber. "We wanted people to know they could use Uber to get to and from JFK at normal prices, especially tonight".

HotAir.com is crying foul over the boycott, however, saying the NY Taxi Workers Alliance is trying to make Uber look bad because it is taking away business from taxi drivers, even when there isn't a strike. However, Uber not only continued to give rides to and from the airport but also did not charge more during the strike (as is usual when demand for rides is high).

The order on the ban, which was signed Friday, Jan. 27, and temporarily blocks citizens from several majority-Muslim countries from coming to the USA, is at the center of the controversy surrounding Uber.

Along with Elon Musk, Kalanick is one of two members of Trump's business council to publicly denounce the Muslim ban.

Thousands of people erupted in protest at airports across the country on Saturday as news spread that citizens from Muslim majority countries were being detained

Meanwhile, the NY Taxi Workers Alliance held an hourlong strike against JFK "in support of all those who are now being detained" at the airport over Trump's "unconstitutional executive order", barring Syrian refugees and travelers from seven Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

Following the social media storm against the company, Uber explained that lowering prices was in fact meant to support the protest. So when Uber appeared to capitalize on the controversial travel ban, the stars quickly dropped the ride-hailing phone app. The move came during the same weekend that the American Civil Liberties Union received $24.1 million in donations after challenging President Donald Trump's Muslim ban.

An Uber spokeswoman declined to comment beyond Kalanick's official posts and the statement about the JFK surge pricing. Posting to his Twitter and Facebook page, Kalanick called Trump's immigration and travel ban "unjust".

Folks over at Lyft, Uber's ridesharing rival, have taken some steps towards helping out those in need to, vouching to donate $1 million over the next four years to the ACLU to defend the country's constitution.

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