Press Release 5/27/20: Uber, Lyft Are Not Above the Law in California…or on Twitter
Sacramento, CA — The campaign to “Slam the Brakes on Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart & Postmates” on the November ballot today blasted gig companies for violating Twitter’s policy against political advertising.
Mike Roth, spokesperson for the campaign against the gig companies’ November initiative said, “After brazenly breaking California law for years to cheat workers out of wages, benefits, and workplace protections, it’s no surprise that Uber, Lyft and gig corporations’ campaign to rig the rules for themselves have shown such callous disregard for Twitter’s political ad rules. While we have no idea just how many millions they were prepared to pay Twitter for these political ads, we do know they have over $99 million in their war chest at last count.”
In a letter yesterday, attorneys for the “No” campaign demanded that Twitter remove the companies’ ads. As of 3:00pm (PDT), Twitter deemed the committee ineligible for promoting paid ads on its platform.
Read the attorneys’ letter here: https://bit.ly/3c6N3h0
See the ads here: https://ads.twitter.com/transparency/CAForDriverFlex
Read Twitter’s political advertising policy here: https://business.twitter.com/en/help/ads-policies/prohibited-content-policies/political-content.html