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Filmmakers Offer Rides to Strangers Willing to Delete Uber
In light of the recent sexual harassment claims against the rideshare company Uber by former employee Susan Fowler, two local activists offered free rides to users who agreed to delete their Uber accounts. Thousands of riders uninstalled the app and publicly encouraged others to do the same under the #DeleteUber campaign that went viral earlier this month following news of Uber's ties to the Trump administration. On President's Day, Michael Morgenstern, a filmmaker who shoots commercials for tech companies and Ka-Ping Yee, a software engineer, took the hashtag to the streets of the Mission District and beyond by offering free rides to strangers who, like them, were willing to delete the app off their phones for good. "We decided it was the exact same as posting on Facebook, 'I deleted Uber. You should delete Uber too.' We wanted to show that we really meant it," said Morgenstern. With laminated posters that read #Women'sRights and ...