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Uber leveraged violent attacks against its drivers to pressure politicians

36 mins | Jul 22, 2022
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Violence boosted its margins, paving the way for a risky, law-evading expansion strategy. The ride-hailing app was flush with cash at the start of 2016, racing to expand globally. But Paris, Uber’s first international outpost, became the centre of a bloody battle over the company’s ambition. Aaron C. Davis, Rick Noack and Douglas MacMillan explore how a trove of new documents shows that in Uber’s push for global expansion, company officials saw clashes with taxi cab workers as a way to win public sympathy.
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