Friday, May 27, 2016

Gawker CEO Nick Denton to Peter Thiel: 'The details of your involvement will be gruesome' if you continue suing us - Recode

Also see Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Dump Peter Thiel From the Facebook Board of Directors. He Won’t. (Slate) and What does Facebook think about board member Peter Thiel secretly funding lawsuits against a publisher? No comment (for now). (Recode)
"In an open letter posted on Gawker.com, founder and CEO Nick Denton has issued an ultimatum to tech billionaire Peter Thiel.

Should Thiel continue to fund lawsuits against Gawker Media, like Hulk Hogan's, Denton warns that Thiel "too will be subject to a dose of transparency" at the hands of the media.

"However philanthropic your intention, and careful the planning, the details of your involvement will be gruesome," Denton wrote, before challenging Thiel to a public discussion of some sort "under the auspices of the Committee to Protect Journalists*, or in a written discussion on some neutral platform such as Medium.""
Gawker CEO Nick Denton to Peter Thiel: 'The details of your involvement will be gruesome' if you continue suing us - Recode
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