FACT CHECK: No, Uber Is Not Partnering With The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
A post shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, allegedly shows an Uber advertisement stating that the company has partnered with the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF).
— Omri Lachman (@omrilachman) October 18, 2023
No such partnership is occurring. Uber made a post on X confirming that the post was a result of a compromised account and was not authorized by the company.
Instagram is apologizing after adding “terrorist” to some Palestinian users’ profiles in what the company claims is a bug in its auto-translation feature, according to The Guardian. The company is also facing allegations that some pro-Palestinian posts are being suppressed and showing up in fewer people’s feeds, BBC reported.
The X post claims Uber has partnered with PCRF and is seeking donations. “In light of the recent violence that has left hundreds dead and thousands injured and homeless in Gaza, the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) has partnered with UBER and is mobilizing our resources with unwavering determination,” the post reads in part. “Please donate now to have an immediate impact on the lives of children in need.”
This is not a genuine partnership, however. In an X post, the verified Uber account stated, “This post was not authorized by Uber and was quickly removed. We believe it was the result of a compromised account at a marketing agency, and was posted with the intention of fraudulently receiving donations.”
This post was not authorized by Uber and was quickly removed. We believe it was the result of a compromised account at a marketing agency, and was posted with the intention of fraudulently receiving donations.
— Uber Comms (@Uber_Comms) October 18, 2023
There are no credible news reports about the alleged partnership. (RELATED: Did Pro-Palestine Activists Recently Set Fire To A Police Station In Brussels?)
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