Uber Sued Over Sexual Assault Claims

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    The Facts

    • Uber is being sued by at least 550 former passengers who claim that the ride-sharing company failed to protect women from violence.

    • The lawsuit was filed at San Francisco county superior court on Wed. and alleges that Uber was aware of reports of sexual assault as early as 2014 but failed to implement protocols to protect its passengers.


    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    This blow is the latest in a string of allegations against the company, and further reveals their practice of prioritizing growth over safety. It's time for Uber to live up to its business model of "safety" and make tangible efforts to protect its customers.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Although even one case of sexual assault is too many, the number of incidents - which aren't unique to Uber - has been steadily declining as the ridesharing giant implements safety protocols. While there is still a long way to go, Uber has been transparant in its reports and shown itself willing to implement creative solutions.


    Establishment split

    CRITICAL

    PRO

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