The Hill’s top media and technology writers discuss the impact of the #DeleteUber protests on the news industry, what is at stake in the Supreme Court case over Twitter, and why the company is now the target of an antitrust investigation.
Read moreOn Friday, more than 1 million Twitter users joined the hashtag #DeleteAllUber, a protest against the ride-sharing service that has resulted in hundreds of arrests in major cities around the country.
The protest has gained momentum since the company on Wednesday suspended UberX drivers in New York and California for failing to stop at a stop sign.
The company also temporarily banned its drivers from Washington, D.C. and New York City, but has since restored service.
While many drivers are protesting the company’s decision, some Uber drivers are saying they have had a hard time finding a job, citing lack of training and a lack of promotion.
Some drivers say they’re taking their grievances to Uber’s own support staff.
They also say that Uber is not following its own policies regarding the handling of complaints.
One driver said she and her friends have taken to posting on Uber’s support page and messaging the company.
A representative for Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the company has taken action against drivers who have joined the #deletealluber protests.
Another driver said he and his friends are now sharing their experiences on social media and are having a hardtime finding work.
He said that some of his friends have been banned from UberX, and others have been fired from their jobs.
Uber drivers are now also protesting on the streets of major cities across the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and Phoenix.
The protests are part of a broader effort to shut down Uber in cities across America, including Chicago, Denver, Seattle, and Philadelphia.
“They have taken their jobs, and now they want to shut us down?” said an Uber driver in Los Angeles.
“I’m not doing this to protect the people who ride me.
We’re doing this because we want to be able to live in freedom.”
The protests have resulted in the arrests of many Uber drivers in major US cities.
Some drivers say their bosses have been reluctant to hire them in the past.
One driver said his boss told him he wouldn’t be able get hired at all unless he would stop protesting.
Uber’s move to suspend drivers is not unique.
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump ordered the Transportation Security Administration to begin removing passengers from the airline, including passengers on flights to and from Paris, London, and Rome.
A number of cities, including New York State, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Florida, have banned UberX since the protests began.
The White House also issued an executive order that suspended federal funding to Uber, and Uber is now being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, the agency that enforces antitrust laws.
The investigation is separate from the recent lawsuit brought by two Uber drivers against the company, and the court case brought by the driver’s family.
The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether the driver who filed the lawsuit will get a hearing on the case.