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This Is Uncomfortable
Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

A short history of Uber’s many scandals

Tony Wagner Mar 20, 2017
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A man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber in London on October 28, 2016.   
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It’s been a tough month for Uber.

The super-rich Silicon Valley darling is no stranger to bad PR, but lately Uber’s been batting back boycotts, lawsuits and embarrassing leaks all at once. We talked about it on “Make Me Smart,” but we can only record so fast. Update (March 20): We just added two new scandals to the list.

So how did an app with such a simple pitch — tap a button, get a ride — attract so much trouble? Let’s take a look back.

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