Uber and Lyft have banned a conservative activist from utilizing its service after complaining about Muslim drivers following the terrorist attack in New York City.
Ride-share titans Uber and Lyft banned a driver after she unleashed an anti-Muslim tirade on Twitter, questioning why the businesses employed Muslim drivers following Tuesday’s lethal attack whose suspect was an Uber driver.
“Why is uber hiring Islamic terrorists?” stated Laura Loomer, a right-wing activist, tweeting earlier that “someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft because I never want to support another Islamic immigrant driver.”
A digital waterfall of anti-Muslim adopted. Loomer, who has 108,000 Twitter followers, lamented that she “couldn’t find a non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min! This is insanity.”
By Wednesday night time, Uber had confirmed to NBC News and Reuters that the corporate had banned Loomer from its providers. Lyft, for which Loomer additionally drove, confirmed they deactivated her account to each retailers.
“Ms. Loomer was banned for violating our Community Guidelines,” Uber spokesman Matt Kallman told Reuters.
Those guidelines state a “zero tolerance policy toward discrimination of any kind,” together with towards drivers based mostly faith.
Loomer confirmed the bans Thursday, linking to the Reuters report.
“I am not worried,” Loomer tweeted. “Because when I am done suing @uber and @lyft, I will probably have a personal driver.”
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