INVESTIGATIONS

About the Uber Files investigation

The Uber Files is an international investigation into the ride-hailing company based on more than 124,000 leaked records, reviewed by The Post, the Guardian, ICIJ and media partners.

By Washington Post StaffJuly 11, 2022

Uber promised South Africans better lives but knew drivers risked debt and danger

Uber enticed drivers in South Africa with lucrative subsidies, then undermined them, according to the Uber Files leak and interviews with current and former employees.

By Douglas MacMillanJuly 11, 2022

Takeaways from the Uber Files investigation

Findings from the Uber Files, an investigation based on more than 124,000 leaked records exposing the company’s aggressive entrance into cities around the world.

By Washington Post StaffJuly 11, 2022

Mark MacGann, former top executive, comes forward as Uber Files leaker

Mark MacGann, who served as the public face of Uber in Europe during a period of aggressive global expansion, leaked more than 124,000 company records.

By Elahe IzadiJuly 11, 2022

When foreign markets resisted, Uber launched a media charm offensive

Uber’s aggressive approach to media partnerships as it expanded included enlisting the help of Bild, Germany’s most popular tabloid newspaper.

By Sarah EllisonJuly 11, 2022

Uber wooed Russia’s rich and powerful but failed there anyway

Uber used aggressive tactics to woo Russia’s rich and powerful and blunt investigations, but failed there anyway, leaked records show.

By Ian DuncanJuly 11, 2022

‘Hit the kill switch’: Uber used covert tech to thwart government raids

Regulators entered Uber’s offices only to see computers go dark before their eyes as the company used covert tech to thwart government raids, leaked records show.

By Faiz Siddiqui and Joseph MennJuly 11, 2022

As Uber steamrolled into France, Emmanuel Macron was a ‘true ally’

The French president has never hid that he was an early Uber supporter. But leaked records suggest his backing for the controversial company went far beyond what has been known publicly.

By Rick NoackJuly 11, 2022

Uber leveraged violent attacks against its drivers to pressure politicians

In Uber’s push for global expansion, the ride-hailing company saw clashes with taxi cab workers as a way to win public sympathy, leaked records show.

By Aaron C. Davis, Rick Noack and Douglas MacMillanJuly 11, 2022

Response from Travis Kalanick to the Uber Files

Here is the response from a spokesperson on behalf of Travis Kalanick to the Uber Files investigation.

By Washington Post StaffJuly 10, 2022

Follow The Post’s investigation of the opioid epidemic

The Post has reported extensively on the opioid crisis' key figures: manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, doctors and the DEA itself.

By Washington Post StaffJuly 7, 2022

American Cartel: Inside the battle to bring down the opioid industry

An adaptation from Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz’s book, “American Cartel,” reveals how lobbyists, lawmakers and K Street attorneys thwarted efforts to stop the deadly flow of pain pills.

By Scott Higham and Sari HorwitzJuly 7, 2022

When a call to the police for help turns deadly

In at least 178 cases from 2019 to 2021, police responding to mental health calls, wellness checks or reported suicide threats killed the individuals they were called to assist.

By Jon Gerberg and Alice LiJune 22, 2022

When a call to the police for help turns deadly

A new Washington Post investigation reveals at least 178 cases in three years, where law enforcement shot and killed the person they were called on to assist.

By Jon Gerberg and Alice LiJune 21, 2022

John Eastman says Ginni Thomas invited him to speak on ‘election litigation’

During a hearing largely devoted to outlining Eastman’s role in what the committee described as a scheme to steal the presidency, he posted online a copy of an email that he said Thomas sent him on Dec. 4, 2020

By Emma Brown, Jacqueline Alemany and Josh DawseyJune 16, 2022

How Shireen Abu Akleh was killed

A Washington Post review of available visuals, audio and witness statements shows an Israeli soldier likely shot and killed Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 in the West Bank.

By Sarah Cahlan, Meg Kelly and Steve HendrixJune 12, 2022

Court filing offers new evidence of post-election breach in Coffee County, Ga.

A cybersecurity executive who has aided efforts by election deniers to investigate the 2020 vote said in a recent court document that he had “forensically examined” the voting system used in Coffee County, Ga., the strongest indication yet that the security of election equipment there may have been compromised following Donald Trump’s loss.

By Emma Brown and Amy GardnerJune 12, 2022
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Ginni Thomas pressed 29 Ariz. lawmakers to help overturn Trump’s defeat, emails show

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged that state lawmakers “choose” presidential electors, a responsibility that belongs to Arizona voters under state law.

By Emma BrownJune 10, 2022