This tweet exemplifies how quite a few Twitter commenters were talking about car sharing service Uber Monday evening and Tuesday morning:
Does @uber seem to be aiming for cartoonishly evil these days?
— Jessica Rose (@jesslynnrose) November 18, 2014
Just what prompted people to call the company “evil”? Buzzfeed reported Monday about remarks a top executive, Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael, made at a Friday dinner in Manhattan. He suggested spending $1 million to hire researchers to dig up dirt on members of the press, going so far as to investigate “your personal lives, your families.”
Michael didn’t say Uber has such a team, but said it would make sense.