As a lot of Motherboard reporting has demonstrated, it’s been a pretty bad couple of PR years for the world’s most popular rideshare app, Uber. And unsurprisingly it has poured money into good news stories, to kick up warm fuzzy feelings about a company that has, time and again, been found to not care very much about its drivers, not to mention its deplorable record dealing with the thousands of sexual assaults reported by its passengers on rides.
Enter a CNBC paid partnership story with a financial firm about an UberEats driver who is about to make 100k a year. The American Dream, right? Not so, says Motherboard reporter Edward Ongweso who broke down the falsities of this rather suspect piece of news on this week’s CYBER.