The Fall of Gawker - Supercontext: an autopsy of media

Last year Peter Thiel secretly funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit that destroyed Gawker. Should the wealthy be able to ruin a publication if they don't like what it has to say? We discuss the new precedent this case set between privacy and Freedom of Speech, all while tumbling down the rabbit hole of trashy media and big money. iTunes direct link Google Play direct link Additional Resources: * Peter Thiel, Tech Billionaire, Reveals Secret War With Gawker * Did I Kill Gawker? * How Univision’s purchase of Gawker could alter the future of online journalism * A Huge, Huge Deal * This Is Why Billionaire Peter Thiel Wants to End Gawker * NICK DENTON, PETER THIEL, AND THE PLOT TO MURDER GAWKER
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