"The Times has sacked an award-winning reporter for publishing concert and travel reviews on its website in return for free tickets and travel"
Two sources told BuzzFeed News that [he] had used a feature of the Times' content management system for posting articles on the website. It is believed that the reporter uploaded the reviews to the internal system and then exploited a feature that allowed only those who were sent the URL to see the article.
It meant the public couldn't see the Times reviews unless they were sent the specific link. Sources said [he] then used those fake Times reviews to convince companies to give him perks.