The report comes on the heels of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologizing on Twitter for comments made by Emil Michael, Uber's senior vice president for business, who said that Uber should hire opposition researchers to dig up dirt on reporters who write negative things about the company, as was separately reported by Buzzfeed News. Some celebrity users have chimed in on the controversy. They include John Hodgman from "The Daily Show," who said he was quitting the service, and Ashton Kutcher, an Uber investor, who defended the company on Twitter.
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