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Uber Investor Ashton Kutcher Approves Of Digging Up Dirt On Uber Critics

"What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist?"

Posted on November 19, 2014, at 11:10 a.m. ET

Uber came under fire this week after BuzzFeed News reported that one of the company's executives suggested digging up dirt on a female journalist critical of the service. On Wednesday, one of Uber's more well-known backers weighed in:

What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist? @pando @TechCrunch @Uber

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist? @pando @TechCrunch @Uber

10:23 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It didn't take long for Twitter to pounce.

Clearly @aplusk have gone off the deep end. Defending @Uber for violating their customers privacy.

Del Pede@delpedeFollow

Clearly @aplusk have gone off the deep end. Defending @Uber for violating their customers privacy.

10:37 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I wish I wouldn't have seen that tweet. Ashton Kutcher is severely dumb and clueless.

ScottHenriksenFinley@ScottyBurberryFollow

I wish I wouldn't have seen that tweet. Ashton Kutcher is severely dumb and clueless.

10:37 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

forgot ashton kutcher exists, thanks for that twitter

maria sherman@mariashermFollow

forgot ashton kutcher exists, thanks for that twitter

10:26 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Kutcher then went on a Twitterstorm, revealing his thoughts on the state of the media. (Note: Ashton Kutcher owns a media company.)

We are all public figures now! “@RussADeCastro: @aplusk Depends if they are a PUBLIC FIGURE, like you, or not. http://t.co/ZFemzZshxV”

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

We are all public figures now! “@RussADeCastro: @aplusk Depends if they are a PUBLIC FIGURE, like you, or not. http://t.co/ZFemzZshxV”

10:28 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I believe we live in a day were the first word has become "the word"

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

I believe we live in a day were the first word has become "the word"

10:32 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Rumors span the globe before anyone has an opportunity to defend them selves.

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

Rumors span the globe before anyone has an opportunity to defend them selves.

10:32 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone is guilty and then tasked to defend themselves publicly.

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

Everyone is guilty and then tasked to defend themselves publicly.

10:33 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Questioning the source needs to happen... Always!

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

Questioning the source needs to happen... Always!

10:33 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So as long as journalist are interested and willing to print half truths as facts... Yes we should question the source.

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

So as long as journalist are interested and willing to print half truths as facts... Yes we should question the source.

10:35 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

To be clear I speak for my self not @Uber

This should be fun... Here comes the part where journalist explain why they should be exempt from ridicule and judgement and probing...

ashton kutcher@apluskFollow

This should be fun... Here comes the part where journalist explain why they should be exempt from ridicule and judgement and probing...

10:43 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Kutcher speaks as an investor in Uber. In 2011, he created the venture capital fund A-Grade Investments, which invests in the service.

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