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The Uber whistleblower: I’m exposing a system that sold people a lie

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

11 Jul 2022 · 15 min read

Editor's Note

Yesterday, most of Europe awoke to the news of the Uber files. In the evening, the whistleblower who leaked 124,000 files to The Guardian told his story. Read it, here.

Mark MacGann, a career lobbyist who led Uber’s efforts to win over governments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has come forward to identify himself as the source who leaked more than 124,000 company files to the Guardian.

MacGann decided to speak out, he says, because he believes Uber knowingly flouted laws in dozens of countries and misled people about the benefits to drivers of the company’s gig-economy model.

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