I’ve signed the petition.
But, as this article indicates, it doesn’t really make a difference. Why? This is why:
Both Lyft and Uber actively work against the interests of their employees.
Although Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was widely criticized for his ties to Trump, one of Lyft’s major investors is Trump’s tech adviser Peter Thiel, who notably funded an anti-First Amendment crusade that brought down our late sister site, Gawker.
Meanwhile, conservatives are starting a #DeleteLyft campaign. But joke’s on them! Ethical decision-making is impossible under late capitalism, and choice is an illusion. It’s Coke vs. Pepsi, and as even as a Diet Coke enthusiast, I can recognize they’re more or less the same damn bubbles in a different shiny can.
Lyft successfully capitalized off this weekend’s #DeleteUber campaign, besting its biggest competitor in the App Store for the first time ever.
So, for me, at least, I’m keeping Uber installed, but going to install Lyft as well and see which ones are nearby. Take a read of the referenced article and make your own decision.