Vigilante app Citizen is paying users to livestream crime scenes and emergencies

Vigilante app Citizen is paying users to livestream crime scenes and emergencies


Citizen alerts users to local crime and emergencies based on their location. | Image: Citizen

Citizen, an app dedicated to blasting people with notifications about emergencies and crime scenes in their area, has been paying users 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…

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