Uber Permanently Bans Alt-Right Activist After Rant About Muslim Drivers


Conservative activist Laura Loomer was banned from the ride-sharing services Uber uber and Lyft lyft on Wednesday after unleashing an anti-Muslim tweetstorm in the wake of the New York City attack on Tuesday that killed eight people, the companies said.

Apart from being gross and kind of pathetic, this apparently violated Uber's community guidelines, so Loomer was banned from using the app.

Laura Loomer, who stormed the Public Theater's production of Julius Caesar this summer due to the title character's resemblance to President Trump, sparked outrage on Wednesday after a series of tweets targeting Muslims.

"I'm late to the NYPD press conference because I couldn't find a non Muslim cab or @Uber @lyft driver for over 30 min!" Uber has not put out an official statement regarding her ban. "It's extremely unfortunate and this is a conversation we need to have for our safety".

Loomer also took a photo of two women wearing headscarves near the scene of the terrorist attack on Wednesday, tweeting, 'Muslims are out in full force at the scene of the NYC #ISIS attack today rubbing it in everyone's face.

Uber has been known to ban people from its app who violate its Community Guidelines.

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Both Uber and Lyft confirmed to CNET that Loomer had been deactivated from their platforms following her rant on Twitter.

She also wrote she was taking legal action against Uber after a driver reportedly named Mohammed allegedly wouldn't take her to her hotel after he overheard her talking about the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.

This isn't the first time Uber has banned users for controversial race-related comments and incidents.

The ride-hailing service has previously banned far-right activists from its platform.

Following the white-nationalist protest incidents in Charlottesville, Uber banned far-right provocateur Tim Gionet, famously known as "Baked Alaska", after a driver in Washington D.C. threw him out of her auto for allegedly making racially-charged remarks.