WSJ: Facebook to Pay Internet Stars for Live Video

Jon Paul Piques gained social-media fame posting bawdy six-second videos on Vine. In April, however, he used Facebook to live-stream a behind-the-scenes look at Playboy.

He had a big incentive: Facebook Inc. is paying Mr. Piques up to $119,000 to use its new Facebook Live streaming service at least five times a month through September.

Mr. Piques, who is 30 years old and lives in Los Angeles, is among nearly two dozen YouTube creators, Vine stars and internet personalities Facebook is paying to create live broadcasts, according to a document reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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