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Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the anatomy of intrigue

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"In 2007, a short blog post on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel's sexuality had been known to close friends and family, but he didn't consider himself a public figure, and believed the information was private. For years, Thiel searched for a solution to what he'd come to call the 'Gawker Problem.' When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hulk Hogan with his best friend's wife, Gawker had seen the chance for millions of page views and to say the things that others were afraid to say. Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for. He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuits --until it was too late. The verdict would stun the world and so would Peter's ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture?"--Publisher's website.
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subject_facetConspiracy -- United States
Freedom of the press -- United States
Gawker Media
Hogan, Hulk, -- 1953-
Mass media -- United States
Privacy, Right of -- United States
Revenge -- United States
Thiel, Peter, -- 1967-
Vendetta -- United States
title_displayConspiracy : Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the anatomy of intrigue
title_fullConspiracy : Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the anatomy of intrigue / Ryan Holiday
Conspiracy Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
title_shortConspiracy
title_subPeter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the anatomy of intrigue
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Business
Conspiracy
Freedom of the press
Hogan, Hulk
Language Arts
Mass media
Nonfiction
Privacy, Right of
Revenge
Thiel, Peter
Vendetta