CNN Investigates - Uber Sexual Assault

Number 28146
Subject Sexual Assault
Source CNN
State
Year 2018
Publication Date April - June 2018
Summary CNN Investigates’ multi-part, five month-long reporting project focused on allegations of sexual assaults by drivers of the rideshare giant Uber. Uber pitches itself in advertising as a “safe ride home,” but CNN’s reporting found that in case after case across the country, Uber drivers prey on female passengers, and Uber’s background check process allowed thousands of convicted criminals to become drivers. CNN’s investigation led to safety changes in the Uber app, a change in the background check policy, and a change in Uber’s policy that forced sexual assault victims into arbitration and compelled them to sign non-disclosure agreements.
Category Contest Entry
Pages
Keywords CNN, Uber, sexual assault, rideshare, safety, background check
Related Links https://vimeo.com/310987790/998b320bf8
Related Video
Ordering info Want to place an order? Email us or call us at 573-882-3364 (Stories are only available to members of IRE. For membership information, please refer to our membership page)