Uber and the Fourth Estate
Context: Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists, The moment I learned just how far Uber will go to silence journalists and attack women.
An old adage: “never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel”. Ignoring it, Uber shows they’re not just evil - they’re stupid.— jacob is on mastodon: @[email protected] (@jacobian) November 18, 2014
It’s more than an old adage, though: in targeting journos, Uber shows its utter contempt for even the concept of accountability.— jacob is on mastodon: @[email protected] (@jacobian) November 18, 2014
The idea of the Fourth Estate is to provide accountability where the law fails. Uber believes themselves immune to all accountability.— jacob is on mastodon: @[email protected] (@jacobian) November 19, 2014
Reply from a now-deleted account1:
[email protected] Uber seems to believe themselves immune to the law in the first place. It follows that they want to find a loophole in the press.
This person deleted their account in late 2022, after Elon Musk bought Twitter. ↩︎