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Nextdoor Helps Spread Neighborhood Snitching By Showering Law Enforcement With Gifts

At a time when most Americans are concerned with just surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, Nextdoor views it as an opportunity to influence law enforcement and local politics. As part of the chosen group, he would be flown to San Francisco on President’s Day, along with seven other community engagement staffers from police departments and city offices across the country. Over two days, they’d meet at Nextdoor’s headquarters to discuss the social network’s public agency strategy. Together, the plan was, they’d stay at  the Hilton Union Square, eat and drink at Cultivar, share a tour of Chinatown, and receive matching Uniqlo jackets. All costs — a projected $16,900 for the group, according to a schedule sent to participants — were covered by Nextdoor. Exactly what Nextdoor includes in their law enforcement paid vacations is protected by a corporate non-disclosure agreement. But you can be sure it isn’t just a trip to their headquarters. Nextdoor’s excuse for influencing law enforcement and advisory councils is to allegedly “help [public agency] partners to share their expertise and experiences with each other and our product development team.” If you look past Nextdoor’s lame excuse to shower law enforcement with gifts, you see the real reason behind what they are doing.  Read more....

 

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