Investigative journalist Laura Loomer has vowed to take legal action against both Uber and Lyft after the ride-sharing companies banned her from their services over tweets she sent yesterday.
Loomer came under fire for her response to the New York City terror attack on Tuesday, in which “Diversity Visa” recipient and Uzbekistan native Sayfullo Saipov mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists with a rented Home Depot truck, killing eight and injuring 11. Loomer, an outspoken critic of Islamic terrorism, expressed her general frustration with the increasing trend of ISIS-inspired attacks and what she sees as public officials’ lacking response to them.
After Loomer extended her criticisms to the prevalence of Muslim Uber and Lyft drivers in New York City, the two massive tech companies, both of which have a history of censorship against conservatives, responded by permanently banning her.
Saipov, who drove for Uber in New York City before he pledged allegiance to ISIS and murdered eight innocent people, is just the latest Uber driver to be accused of a heinous crime. The city of London recently banned Uber after a whopping 32 rape accusations were filed against its drivers between February 2015 and February 2016. The city chose to revoke the company’s license “in part due to the government’s concerns about the company’s failure to report sexual assaults to police,” according to The Guardian.
Curiously, Uber’s decision to ban Loomer comes less than two months after the former Project Veritas operative filed a complaint against the company. In September, Loomer formally filed a complaint alleging religiously motivated impropriety from her driver, who was named Mohammed:
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) September 23, 2017
According to Loomer, Mohammed refused to take her and Dr. Jane Ruby to their hotel after hearing them discuss the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.
Uber has long been criticized for the notoriously inadequate “background checks” it conducts on its drivers before approving them. GotNews supports holding these companies accountable.
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