As Uber aggressively pushed into markets around the world, the ride-hailing service lobbied top political leaders including France’s Emmanuel Macron to relax labour and taxi laws, according to a global media investigation into thousands of leaked files.
The report also reveals the company used a “kill switch” to thwart regulators and law enforcement, channelled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered portraying violence against its drivers as a way to gain public sympathy.