Report: Uber exec plots revenge on journalists, eliciting outrage

By Kale Williams : sfgate – excerpt

The folks at Buzzfeed dropped big news Monday evening with a story quoting a senior executive from Uber, the popular San Francisco-based ride-services company, as suggesting the company should consider hiring opposition researchers to dig up dirt about journalists who criticize the company — specifically Sarah Lacy, the outspoken editor-in-chief of Pando Daily, an online publication covering Silicon Valley.

Emil Michael, Uber’s senior vice president of business, made the remarks — which he apparently thought were off the record — Friday at Manhattan’s Waverly Inn, according to the Buzzfeed report, at a dinner attended by such high-rollers as actor Edward Norton and publisher Arianna Huffington… (more)

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