Uber records: the whistleblower (part 2) – podcast | New

On Sunday, we told you about an unprecedented leak of confidential files, revealing how Uber broke laws, exploited violence against drivers and secretly pressured governments as it aggressively expanded around the world.

The reason all of this is known is because earlier this year someone contacted the Guardian. A man who had been in top-level meetings with governments in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East – persuading them to rewrite their laws in favor of Uber.

He had documents: tens of thousands of e-mails, internal memos and text messages from his time at the company. Now he comes forward and speaks.

Former Uber executive Marc McGann recount Michael Safi what he witnessed during his time inside Uber. And why he’s showing up, now, to tell the world about it.

Uber acknowledged “mistakes and missteps” but said it had been transformed under its current chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi.

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