Uber and Lyft banned Laura Loomer from its platform
after she complained about Muslim Uber and Lyft drivers on
The experience-hailing providers have beforehand banned
far-right activists from its platform.
Ride-hailing providers Uber and Lyft banned a far-right activist
who complained about Muslim Uber and Lyft drivers within the wake of
a terrorist assault in New York City that was allegedly dedicated
by a former Uber driver.
Uber advised Business Insider in a quick e mail on
Wednesday that Laura Loomer — a former Project Veritas activist
with over 100,000 Twitter followers — had been banned for
violating the platform’s group tips.
Lyft additionally informed Business Insider in an e-mail that it had
deactivated Loomer’s account.
Loomer posted a collection of tweets complaining about
Muslims following Tuesday’s assault by which a former driver, who
was Muslim, rammed into a motorcycle lane, killing eight individuals and
Among these complaints, which sparked outrage on-line, Loomer
lamented that she was late to a press convention as a result of she
couldn’t discover an Uber driver who she didn’t consider was Muslim.
“I am late to the NYPD press convention as a result of I could not discover a
non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min! This is
madness,” Loomer wrote.
Loomer additionally retweeted a person who claimed
that they have been kicked out of an Uber in September for being
Jewish. Uber declined to touch upon the alleged incident.
Wednesday was not the primary time Uber banned a far-right activist
from its platform.
Following the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville,
Virginia earlier this yr,
Uber banned far-right provocateur Tim Gionet, higher generally known as
Baked Alaska, after a driver in Washington, DC booted him
from her automotive for allegedly making racially-charged remarks.