Uber CEO Tweets Apology for VP Emil Michael’s ‘Horrible’ Feedback

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for remarks made by an government who instructed digging up dust on journalists who write unflattering articles concerning the experience-sharing firm. On Monday, Buzzfeed reported that Emil Michael, Uber’s senior vice chairman for enterprise, recommended at a personal dinner that the corporate spend "one million dollars" to rent opposition researchers to look into the private lives and households of journalists. His anger was notably aimed toward Sarah Lacy, editor of tech information website Pando Day by day. The day after the story broke, Kalanick responded to the controversy with a string of greater than a dozen tweets, together with:

Regardless of characterizing Michael’s remarks as "horrible," Kalanick apparently stopped in need of firing him. These days, Uber has confronted criticism from the taxicab business and native governments for not having to abide by the identical laws and insurance coverage necessities as licensed cabs do. Kalanick appeared to construct goodwill together with his tenth tweet: "We’re as much as the problem to point out that Uber is and can proceed to be a constructive member of the group."

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— Keith Wagstaff

First revealed November 18 2014, 1:39 PM