While the United States debates how to best vet immigrants who wish to enter the country, following the tragic terrorist attack in Manhattan, Uber executives are frantically adapting ways in which the crowdsource taxi service can vet its drivers.
The company is facing a PR firestorm Wednesday, after it was discovered that Manhattan terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov was, in fact, one of its drivers, easily passing the preliminary background check and making over 1,400 trips during the past six months.
The company reportedly banned Saipov from the company immediately after the attack and said it was in contact with the FBI.
“We are horrified by this senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance,” Uber said in a statement.
The revelation comes less than a day after Saipov allegedly injured numerous people and left eight people dead after he drove up onto a bike path.
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