Remember the May 2020 George Floyd death story that sent the online world into a frenzy? The case of Floyd, who died in the police’s hands, was and is still a global issue that reiterated extreme forces used by the police. The case, which has not been decided yet, was a political nightmare for the superpower, having occurred when the country held national polls.
Those who have followed the proceedings should be aware that Minneapolis arrested four police officers linked to the alleged crime.
Here is the interesting part: the city is hiring social media influencers, who should inform the public about the case through what they call ‘city-generated and approved messages.’
The six influencers will be paid $2000 each (around KES 220K) to drive conversations around the case all of which, as said, will be approved by Minneapolis. The messages should, according to Minneapolis, sit well with the city’s residents, who span from Blacks to Latinos.
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