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2:00 PM ET, November 12, 2021

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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Instagram tests paying $10,000+ bonuses to select Reels creators, as part of a program announced in July  —  Instagram really wants you to post Reels — they'll even pay you up to $10,000 for one, if you're lucky.  —  As TikTok surpasses the 1 billion monthly active users mark …
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Pranob Mehrotra / XDA Developers:
Instagram appears to be working on a feature that lets Live creators add moderators to their streams  —  Early last month, Instagram announced two new features for Live creators — Live Scheduling and Practice Mode.  The features aim to help make life easier for creators on the platform …
New York Times:
Documents show Project Veritas consulted lawyers to gauge how far beyond standard reporting it could go before breaking laws like the Espionage Act  —  Documents show how the conservative group worked with lawyers to gauge how far its deceptive reporting practices could go before running afoul of federal laws.
CNBC:
Myanmar military court sentences US journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison; he still faces two additional charges in a different court  —  - A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday sentenced detained U.S. journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty …
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Taylor Swift releases a new copy of 2012's Red, the second album she has re-recorded to reclaim songs from investors holding rights to her original masters  —  Campaign to re-record old songs undercuts deal that acquired US musician's hit catalogue  —  When tussling with his record company in the 1990s …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Amazon will let Prime users on iOS share video clips up to 30 seconds long for some of its content  —  You can now help Amazon with its marketing if you have iOS  —  Amazon has announced that it'll let you easily share video clips showing up to 30 seconds of some of its Prime Video content, right from its iPhone app.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
WaPo corrects and removes portions of two articles from 2017 and 2019 that identified a Belarusian American businessman as a key source of the Steele dossier  —  The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of correcting and removing large portions of two articles …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out new shopping features, including Shops in Groups, product recommendations in the News Feed, and a test of Live Shopping for Creators  —  Facebook announced today that it's rolling out new shopping features: Shops in Groups, product recommendations and a test of Live Shopping for Creators.
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The Economist:
Hong Kong immigration authorities decline to renew the employment visa of Economist correspondent Sue-Lin Wong  —  “The Hong Kong immigration authorities have declined to renew the employment visa of our correspondent, Sue-Lin Wong.  We regret their decision, which was given without explanation.
Li Yuan / New York Times:
Zuo Fang, a Chinese journalist who helped start China's most influential reform-era newspaper, Southern Weekly, in 1984, has died at 86  —  When he helped start Southern Weekly, he charted a course for a freer era for the country's press, which later became increasingly constrained by Beijing.
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify acquires audiobook distributor Findaway and says it expects the deal to close in Q4 2021
Austin Smith / Alley:
The Alley Group spins out Lede, offering revenue-sharing subscription, newsletter, podcast, and ad tools for journalist-led publishers, with Burt Herman as CEO
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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Patreon CEO Jack Conte says the service is building native video hosting, which would reduce creators' reliance on YouTube
Ernesto Van der Sar / TorrentFreak:
The history of torrent site The Pirate Bay will be made into a six-part TV drama for Swedish public broadcaster SVT, with production starting in fall 2022
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