This Is the Guy Who Started the #DeleteUber Protest
On Saturday night, Uber’s New York City Twitter account announced that it was turning off surge pricing for trips at JFK airport in light of the protests against Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Shortly after, Dan O’Sullivan became the first to tweet #DeleteUber—a hashtag that quickly became a top-trending topic on Twitter and the No.1 trend in the country that same night.
After the New York Taxi Workers Alliance called for a one-hour work stoppage in solidarity with the protests, Uber announced it was turning off its surge pricing. But Sullivan (who goes by the twitter handle @Bro_Pair), and what is now thousands of others, swiftly accused the ride-sharing company of trying to profit from the work stoppage by taxi drivers.