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U.S. Army recruits influencers to help reach young people

A military recruitment center stands in Times Square in Manhattan on September 04, 2020 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A military recruitment center stands in Times Square in Manhattan on September 04, 2020 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

I want you … to tell me about social media.

That’s the U.S. Army’s message to 13 influencers they’ve invited to D.C this weekend. The invitation is part of the army’s ongoing efforts to learn how to better reach and recruit young people.

Femi Oke, host of “The Stream” on Al Jazeera, tells us more.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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