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Here are all the illegal ways that Peter Thiel reportedly sought to destroy Gawker, before the lawsuit

We all now know how it played out. Peter Thiel helped bankroll  Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, which ultimately bankrupted the website. But before the billionaire Facebook board member decided on that litigious strategy, even more devious plots were brainstormed. Thiel went to war with Nick Denton and Gawker over a years-long grudge over an … Continue reading “Here are all the illegal ways that Peter Thiel reportedly sought to destroy Gawker, before the lawsuit”

Here are all the illegal ways that Peter Thiel reportedly sought to destroy Gawker, before the lawsuit
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The Gawker Foundation’s Kickstarter campaign has officially failed

The Kickstarter campaign launched by former Gawker editors to buy back the website has officially failed. Launched last month, the consortium of unnamed people–entitled the Gawker Foundation–hoped to raise $500,000 as a way to bid on the website’s domain and potentially start a new and reinvigorated media company. Last week I wrote about how things … Continue reading “The Gawker Foundation’s Kickstarter campaign has officially failed”

The Gawker Foundation’s Kickstarter campaign has officially failed
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Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding to save Gawker.com from an uncertain fate

Gawker alumni (not including Nick Denton) have come together in an effort to save the now-defunct website. As part of the site’s bankruptcy terms, the website will soon be up for auction. Peter Thiel, who helped bankroll Hulk Hogan’s campaign to kill Gawker, has said that he wanted the ability to bid on the site. … Continue reading “Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding to save Gawker.com from an uncertain fate”

Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding to save Gawker.com from an uncertain fate
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Gawker’s legacy: 5 more chilling lawsuits meant to silence the media

Today is the first anniversary of Gawker‘s demise. The website, while hated by many, was the go-to site for snark, unvarnished takes, and courageous scoops that other outlets wouldn’t dare publish. Gawker was ultimately killed by money and power. Hulk Hogan’s successful lawsuit against it–bankrolled by tech billionaire Peter Thiel–led to its bankruptcy and eventual fire … Continue reading “Gawker’s legacy: 5 more chilling lawsuits meant to silence the media”

Gawker’s legacy: 5 more chilling lawsuits meant to silence the media
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