Horrific harassment story is giving the internet a new reason to #DeleteUber

Horrific harassment story is giving the internet a new reason to #DeleteUber
The backlash against Uber is back.
The backlash against Uber is back.
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It’s been less than a month since ride-share company Uber faced a heavy wave of backlash that led to the “#DeleteUber” hashtag and now, after the publication of an employee’s allegations of sexual harassment and HR bumbling, the hashtag is burbling back up. 

On Sunday, Susan J. Fowler posted about her experiences while at Uber and alleged a long list of institutional sexism, HR incompetence and organizational disorder and the story spread quickly across social media. 

Specifically, it gave users a chance to resurrect “#DeleteUber” to take more shots at the tech company. 

When the app faced the mass deletion a few weeks ago, they had to change the process of deleting accounts because the company’s initial process required manual deletion, causing a huge backlog in the system. 

Some even joked about reinstalling the app just so they could delete it again.

On Sunday evening, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick released a statement saying that he had instructed the company’s new chief human resources officer to conduct “an urgent investigation” into the allegations.

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Author:Marcus Gilmer

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