#DeleteUber: People lash out at car service on social media for surge pricing during travel ban


The power of social media is unstoppable at times, and no platform has the ability to make as big of a real-time impact as Twitter.

Throughout this election cycle, everyone from social influencers to presidential candidates themselves have made a splash (in 140 characters or less, of course.)

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With President Trump's most recent executive order placing a travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim countries (as well as banning the entrance of refugees into the US), Twitter once again seemed to be a major outlet for people to voice their opinions.

After the New York Taxi Driver's Alliance urged drivers to boycott Trump's latest order by refusing service at JFK airport, the demand for rides using popular ride-sharing apps skyrocketed.

For Uber, high demand means surged pricing, which is exactly what happened over the weekend at JFK.

Naturally, people were not happy about it, accusing Uber of trying to profit off of a crisis, catapulting the Twitter hashtag #DeleteUber (in an attempt to rally others to boycott the service).

Here were some of the most popular celeb and influencer tweets using the hashtag:

Uber's biggest rival, Lyft, boldly took a stance against Trump's travel ban, announcing that the company would be donating $1 million to the ACLU throughout the length of President Trump's term.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was appointed to Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum in December.

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