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- Sep 6: "Criminal gangs behind a rise in bombings and shootings in Sweden in recent years are using fake Spotify streams to launder money", is the unusual claim in Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. The article, reported in The Guardian, suggests that Swedish gangster rap is actually funding Swedish gangsters. Spotify says it has not found “any data or hard evidence that indicates that the platform is being used at scale in the fashion described”.
- Jun 23: Vox Media's Criminal has launched Criminal Plus, a subscription product that will offer additional benefits including a quarterly subscriber-only virtual event, free and discounted merchandise, and more.
- Jun 21: Inside Criminal Justice with Jeff Clayton is new from the American Bail Coalition, and will identify what works in criminal justice reform and what has failed drastically. New episodes will be published monthly, in both audio and video.
- Jan 4, 2022: Rob Byers is to join Vox Media's Criminal Productions as fulltime Technical Director. He's currently Director of Broadcast and Media Operations at American Public Media, and a Board Member of AIR; he's been mixing Criminal and This Is Love for many years. Vox Media is hiring for a number of production staff.
- Nov 17, 2021: Vox Media has acquired Criminal Productions. Founded by former public radio journalists Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer, Criminal Productions is responsible for Criminal, This is Love and Phoebe Reads a Mystery. The shows were with PRX's Radiotopia network.
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