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Amazon employees paid to defend tech giant

A group of Amazon employees are being paid to defend the tech giant on Twitter.

The company has previously faced intense criticism over some of its working practice, which has served to damage the image of the Amazon brand, and it's now emerged that a group of employees have been encouraged to defend and promote the company on the micro-blogging platform.

A spokesperson for Amazon explained: "The most important thing is that they've been here long enough to honestly share the facts based on personal experience.

"It's important that we do a good job of educating people about the actual environment inside our fulfilment centres, and the FC ambassador programme is a big part of that."

As many as 16 accounts have been found on Twitter and they've been given the nickname of FC ambassadors, who often responded to tweets critical of Amazon's workplace culture.

Earlier this year, Amazon staff in Germany, Spain and Poland staged a strike in an effort to see their working conditions improved.

Meanwhile, Amazon has already been sued by unions in the UK who are seeking to improve staff wages.

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