Backlash ensues after Uber CEO calls MIT researchers ‘incompetent’

In a tone reminiscent of former chief Travis Kalanick, the company’s new leader was criticized for his remarks after a study revealed that Uber drivers make low wages.

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Uber’s new chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, has had the tough job of helping to repair the company’s battered reputation.

Though Khosrowshahi’s previous actions have been applauded— including his apology following London’s announcement that it was withdrawing Uber’s operation license—a recent move has brought fresh criticism.

On Friday, Khosrowshahi tweeted:

MIT = Mathematically Incompetent Theories (at least as it pertains to ride-sharing). @techreview report differs markedly from other academic studies and @TheRideshareGuy recent survey. Our analysis:

— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) March 3, 2018

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