July 23, 2017

Uber slammed for surge pricing during London attacks

Albert Bridge at night, London, UK
By Diliff (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ride-sharing service Uber was criticized for keeping its surge pricing in place as panicked pedestrians tried to escape the terrorists who plowed into people on the London Bridge with a van and stabbed patrons at nearby bars.

Users of the app went on social media to blast the company for being slow to end the surge pricing and accused it of trying to profit from attacks that sent streams of people fleeing the rampage that killed seven and wounded scores Saturday night.

“Big fan of @Uber but bitterly disappointed in profiting from a terrorist attack. ~£7 Knightsbridge to Victoria. Charging £40 #UberLondon,” said Simon Moores in a tweet from Saturday night […]

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