Minneapolis to Hire Influencers for Messaging on George Floyd Trial

George Floyd’s murder case is bound to be the new trial of the century — and it seems Minneapolis wants to get ahead of any bad publicity … ’cause they’re bringing on “influencers” to peddle their narrative as it unfolds.
The City Council made the announcement this week, saying they’re rolling out a new initiative ahead of jury selection/opening arguments next month … namely, to partner with influential social media users to share public information with underserved communities — some of which, they say, might not tune in or have access to traditional news mediums.

The Council described the effort, in part, this way … “The goal is to increase access to information to communities that do not typically follow mainstream news sources or City communications channels and/or who do not consume information in English.”
Sounds nice, but …

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