#DeleteUber: company automates account removal due to demand

Taxi company, perceived to be pro-Trump, accused of taking advantage of protests against migrant travel ban

So many people have been deleting their Uber accounts, the company has set up an automated process.

#DeleteUber was trending for much of the weekend after Uber lifted surge pricing around John F Kennedy airport during protests about Trump’s ban on migration from seven Islamic nations. Whether Uber was actively attempting to counter the strike is a matter of dispute – the company ended its “surge pricing” shortly after the end of the protest – but its actions, combined with a number of other aspects of perceived support for Trump including chief executive Travis Kalanick’s membership of a presidential advisory board, proved the final straw for many.

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