Uber and Its Media Faux Pas

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The car service Uber has been making headlines lately, and the news is almost always bad. The company’s been accused of price gouging, hiring unsafe drivers, and using cheap tricks against its competitors. All these negative stories have frustrated Uber executives, and one of them came up with an idea on how to strike back against the media…which of course, has led to more bad press. We untangle that story and other tech and culture topics of the day in our regular Internet roundup.

Credits

Guest:
Xeni Jardin - BoingBoing.net - @xeni

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott