Today, news broke that Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley-based billionaire had quietly funded Hulk Hogan’s $10 million lawsuit against gossip site Gawker, because he felt it had been overly critical to other wealthy people in the public eye. Journalists, free-speech activists and others strongly excoriated Thiel, but a few venture capitalists jumped to his defense.
Here’s a sprinkling of some of the most sympathetic tweets of the day, from those in Silicon Valley who support Thiel’s war against Gawker.
— jason (@Jason) May 26, 2016
— Vinod Khosla (@vkhosla) May 26, 2016
— Jessica Livingston (@jesslivingston) May 26, 2016