Citizen, an app dedicated to blasting users with notifications about emergencies and crime scenes in their area, has been paying people to film its content. The company has been recruiting "field team members" via online job listings , offering applicants $200 to $250 a day if they can track down and livestream events in their local area. These events could range from "child reported missing, to house fire, to anything else," says the listing, with workers expected to interview witnesses and police officials. As per the listing: "You will need to be very quick on your feet, not only in terms of going live during moments that provide value to its users and support the app's mission, but being able to locate and incorporate interviews on the fly that contribute to the live stream." The job listings were first spotted by the New York Post , but reports of paid Citizen streamers have been circulating for a while. The Daily Dot reported in June that a man named Landon was frequently seen livestreaming from crime scenes in Los Angeles. Citizen confirmed to the publication that Landon was a member of its paid field team. As a spokesperson for the company… Read full this story
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