Uber’s $1-Per-Ride ‘Safe Rides Fee' Had Nothing to do With Safety
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August 24, 20192 min read, 378 words

Uber’s $1-Per-Ride ‘Safe Rides Fee' Had Nothing to do With SafetyUber’s $1-Per-Ride ‘Safe Rides Fee' Had Nothing to do With Safety

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Published: August 24, 2019  |  2 min read, 378 words
Uber imposed a $1-per-ride surcharge it called a “Safe Rides Fee” in 2014, but it was a just a play for profit. The money collected by the company from the fee — estimated at around $500 million — was never earmarked specifically for safety and was “devised primarily to add $1 of...
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Sensational
August 26, 2019
This article purposefully only tells one side of the story, makes assumptions about Uber's intentions, and constantly uses language and framing to try and create a story out of nothing (or very little).
August 26, 2019
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Hit Piece
August 24, 2019
This is a hit piece because this is an old story re-reported on and it paints a strictly negative light of Uber's safety in general, not just the story as the headline states. The article is contextual, providing information like how a settlement was awarded to plaintiffs but was a measly ~$28 million compared to Uber's profit of ~$500 million.
August 24, 2019
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Hit Piece
August 26, 2019
While the article provides some sort of insight around the addition of a 1$ safety fee by Uber, linking to lawsuits and publications released by former employees, the author does not do a good job at remaining unbiased. The writer falls multiple times in the bias trap throughout the piece, providing the reader with only one side of the story, and using language that clearly states his personal opinion and bias on the matter.
August 26, 2019
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