Uber, Lyft ban conservative activist after anti-Muslim tweets

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Loomer, who's Jewish, also tweeted: "I generally try to not support Muslim owned businesses companies here in NY". Speaking of the women she later added: "The 2 women were smiling/smirking in hijabs as they walked past scene of terrorist attack".

Twitter has, unsurprisingly, not deleted any of her abusive posts.

A woman who went on a Twitter rant about not being able to find a non-Muslim Uber driver in NY after a suspected terrorist attack there this week will have to find another way to get around.

Loomer's tweets came a day after Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant who drove for both Uber and Lyft, rented a Home Depot truck and plowed into a bike path along the West Side highway, killing eight people and at least a dozen others. That is not appropriate. There may be a time where I feel like I have something to say about a certain topic and I'm educated enough and armed with the exact information I need before I make a statement that doesn't offend anybody.

Uber told Business Insider that they banned Loomer because she violated their community guidelines, which everyone is required to follow when they use their service.

Ms Loomer, who has over 100,000 Twitter followers, has hit out at the companies on Twitter for banning her. "Uber will literally hire an Islamic terrorist, but they will ban a conservative journalist for addressing legitimate safety concerns", she said.

This resulted in Uber permanently shutting down Loomer's account. In this interpretation of the Shakespeare play, the assassinated Roman dictator resembled Donald Trump and had a Slovenian wife. Prior to being escorted off the stage by security, she shouted: "Stop the normalisation of political violence against the right!"

Wednesday was not the first time Uber banned a far-right activist from its platform.

Uber has since banned Saipov.

Federal prosecutors have said that Saipov had been planning the attack for about a year and had made a decision to rent the truck about two months ago, reported CNN.

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