Social media users lash out with #DeleteUber hashtag

The ride-hailing service was accused of profiting off the recent immigration ban by lifting its surge pricing in New York after taxi workers went on strike to protest the executive order.

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The hashtag #DeleteUber was trending through much of the weekend on Facebook and Twitter after many accused the ride-hailing company of profiting in the wake of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance called for a halt on rides to JFK to protest the fact that citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries were being detained at the airport. During the taxi strike, Uber lifted its surge pricing and continued to drive passengers to the airport.

Roger Stone, an advisor to Trump, praised the company for breaking the strike:

.@Uber stepping up in a big way for American people during the manufactured outrage against @POTUS. Unions don’t dictate the rules anymore.

— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) January 29, 2017

The pro-Trump narrative was compounded by a statement to employees made by the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick.

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