'Uber Files' reveal help Macron gave to taxi firm's business in France

A massive leak of data to The Guardian, and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and a number of media organisations reveals how a 90-millon-dollar-per-year lobbying and public relations effort recruited friendly politicians, notably Emmanuel Macron and former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes, to help in its campaign to disrupt Europe's taxi industry.

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Thousands of leaked files have exposed how Uber courted top politicians, and how far it went to avoid justice, reports BBC News.