The Uber Files

EXPOSURES - EXPOSÉS, 11 Jul 2022

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - TRANSCEND Media Service

An ICIJ Investigation

10 Jul 2022 – The secret story of how the tech giant won access to world leaders, cozied up to oligarchs and dodged taxes amid chaotic global expansion.

An explosive new leak sheds light on the untold forces that helped drive a tech company to global dominance – reshaping livelihoods, labor markets and daily transit for people around the world in the process.

Uber promoted itself as a digital disruptor that would revolutionize modern transportation on the strength of its innovative technology. But our latest investigation reveals that the ride-hailing giant also pushed its agenda the old-fashioned way: through a massive lobbying machine.

The Uber Files shows how the company gained access to presidents, prime ministers, and other top officials to win favors and peddle influence during an aggressive period of international expansion. Sensitive emails, text messages, internal memos and more expose — in their own words — how Uber executives defied local laws and regulations, deceived authorities, dodged taxes and leveraged violence against drivers.

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icij International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a global network of more than 190 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997 by the respected American journalist Chuck Lewis, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Backed by the Center and its computer-assisted reporting specialists, public records experts, fact-checkers and lawyers, ICIJ reporters and editors provide real-time resources and state-of-the-art tools and techniques to journalists around the world. MORE…


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