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Minneapolis scraps plans for social media ‘influencers' to post about Derek Chauvin's trial

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

Minneapolis officials have apologetically scrapped a plan to pay social media influencers from minority communities $2,000 each to post about the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former cop charged with murdering George Floyd.
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Minneapolis scraps plan to hire influencers to spin George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis scraps plan to hire influencers to spin George Floyd murder trial

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Minneapolis city officials said Monday they've ditched plans to hire social media influencers to spin news from the upcoming murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's death. Lawmakers, who approved a plan last week to hire six social media wizzes for $2,000 each to report developments from the potentially volatile trial, said community...
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Minneapolis scraps plan to pay influencers during officers' trials

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Under the program, the city would have paid six social media influencers $2,000 each to share messages during the trials of the former police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd.
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Minneapolis Walking Back Plan To Use Social Media Influencers To Get Info Out During Chauvin Trial

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - City officials in Minneapolis are walking back a plan to hire six social media influencers to help push their message and prevent riots during the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.
WCCO's Christiane Cordero reports that the main factors in the city's reconsideration is optics that city-issued information would attempt to sway public opinion and that the city was asked to pay its influencers.
According to Cordero, city officials say the plan was never to influence opinion, so the choice of word was misleading. The goal, however, was to communicate transit, road and...
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