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Gawker, a Pioneer of Internet Snark, Closing In Wake of Thiel Vendetta 4

Gawker, a Pioneer of Internet Snark, Closing In Wake of Thiel Vendetta

Gawker, the Web site that pioneered Internet snark and grew into a major online player, is ceasing operations next week, a victim of a campaign of legal terrorism waged by gay Silicon Valley mogul Peter Thiel. It marks the beginning of a chilling chapter in online media. Thiel, who made his money launching PayPal and being an early investor in Facebook, waged a secret campaign against the site to punish owner and publisher Nick Denton. ...