At least 11 local television stations ran a pro-Amazon news segment, written by the company itself, prior to the company’s annual shareholder meeting, according to a Tuesday report.
Amazon’s investors have pushed the company to address worker safety after at least eight of their employees died of the coronavirus, prompting Amazon to send a script to local news outlets to promote the company’s safety measures amid the pandemic:
NEW: Here’s 11 local news stations just straight up running an Amazon scripted segment ahead of their shareholders meeting pic.twitter.com/wc8HbJT4ki
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) May 26, 2020
“Millions of Americans staying at home are relying on Amazon,” reporters