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Uber broke laws, duped police and secretly lobbied governments, leak reveals

By Harry Davies, Simon Goodley, Felicity Lawrence, Paul Lewis and Lisa O'Carroll

10 Jul 2022 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

In this exclusive report from The Guardian, we hear about the mass corruption at Uber, involving some of the world's most famous political figures - detailed in more than 124,000 leaked documents.

A leaked trove of confidential files has revealed the inside story of how the tech giant Uber flouted laws, duped police, exploited violence against drivers and secretly lobbied governments during its aggressive global expansion.

The unprecedented leak to the Guardian of more than 124,000 documents – known as the Uber files – lays bare the ethically questionable practices that fuelled the company’s transformation into one of Silicon Valley’s most famous exports.

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