Nov 11, 2019 - Technology

Uber CEO says Elizabeth Warren not an "existential threat"

Left, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi; Right, Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Left, photo: Indraneel Chowdhury/NurPhoto via Getty Images; right, photo: photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

In an interview for "Axios on HBO," Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's war on Big Tech would not be a major threat to the company.

Between the lines: Warren has previously backed Uber and Lyft drivers in their fight for living wages ahead of the companies' public rollouts.

The big picture: Warren is raking in enemies for her rhetoric condemning Big Tech and its largely unchecked influence. Most notably, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the legal battles from a Warren presidency would "suck."

What they're saying:

"I don't think she'd be an existential threat to Uber. ... I think a lot of her points, which is there are people in power in the financial industry and in the technology industry as well who haven't been transparent enough, who have built platforms that are incredibly powerful, and haven't been responsible enough with those platforms of power, I think that comes from a real place."
— Dara Khosrowshahi to "Axios on HBO"

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