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Airbnb, Lyft, Uber allowing service to be denied to Unite the Right marchers

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StevenL-NYU
152 Driver Driver
 Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Marchers in this weekend's Unite the Right 2 white nationalist rally may have a harder time getting a ride or a room. Uber, Lyft and Airbnb are allowing drivers and hosts to deny service to potential customers who participate in the rally in Washington, D.C.

Each company issued statements this week that did not directly denounce Unite the Right marchers but made clear that providers can refuse service to anyone who makes them uncomfortable or violates guidelines against discrimination.

Lyft said it had made clear to drivers in the D.C. area that "their safety comes first."

"If they ever feel uncomfortable or disrespected by a passenger, they can cancel that ride," the ride-share company said in a statement to CBS News.

Uber sent a note to drivers this week emphasizing community guidelines about "respect, accountability, and common courtesy." It said the company may remove people from the platform for violating those rules. 

"In general, regardless of event, drivers are advised to follow all local laws but have the right to refuse service to riders who are disrespectful or who make them feel unsafe," Uber said in a statement.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/unite-the-right-dc-uber-airbnb-lyft-allowing-service-to-be-denied-to-marchers/

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    tabby
    172 Rider
     4 years ago

    Better yet, pick them all up, and drive them into the ocean.

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      Bigfrank
      447 Rider Driver Driver
       4 years ago

      I have a good idea for you why don't you go to the protest and state your comment to the right-wingers

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     4 years ago

    They deserve service just like the left-wing liberals who throw rocks disturb the peace stop the traffic and are as useful as a horse with three legs. 

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    DFosterG11
    187
     4 years ago

    How do they know who is KKK

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      DonutDrivers
      246 Driver Driver
       4 years ago

      I think it means they just don't count against your acceptance rate.

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    kmcdonald1
    101
     4 years ago

    They have to be careful here. What they are doing can be taken as discriminating on its own, i.e. declining service to those with certain beliefs and color (i.e. white).

    Hence, they are making it about safety and those who make you uncomfortable.  

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      RedANT
      1072 Rider Driver
       4 years ago

      The only one trying to make it about race or beliefs is YOU. 

      This policy isn't new to either company.  Safety always comes first, and if you're not comfortable transporting extremist nazis and socialist, as a business owner you're free to not do business. 

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        ant
        122 Rider
         4 years ago

        Bingo.

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      ant
      122 Rider
       4 years ago

      Nazis are not a protected class.

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        AnitaBAnthony
        78
         4 years ago

        What is.  sort of. because they don't need protection.

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          Bigfrank
          447 Rider Driver Driver
           4 years ago

          The left-wingers are like Palestinians who throw rocks at Israeli soldiers that have M16s .