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Gawker’s Demise: Justified—Or an Attempt to Quash Free Speech?
By: Bulldog Reporter
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“F*** it”.

The headline donning the front page of Gawker in its last days is fitting, given how the outlet ran for nearly fourteen years. Having declared bankruptcy and been sold at auction, the website which crowd-sourced funds to purchase the Rob Ford crack video, introduced readers to the Silk Road, and outed many prominent public figures as gay, has finally (unsurprisingly) been hoist by its own petard.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAWKER’S LEGAL TROUBLES

2007: Gawker published the subtly titled “Peter Thiel is totally gay, people.” But as it turns out, antagonizing a billionaire has repercussions. In the years that followed, Gawker’s Silicon Valley sister outlet Valleywag published dozens of articles on Thiel and other prominent Valley figures.

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