Recode Replay

Nick Denton, CEO, Gawker Media (Code Conference 2016)

June 2, 2016

Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about what happened when he discovered that venture capitalist Peter Thiel was funding a lawsuit against Gawker by the professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. Denton acknowledges that news reporting can damage people's lives, and says Gawker has sometimes overreached, but defends the way his company chooses what to write and publish. He argues that tech billionaires such as Thiel should be held to account for their power and influence over society.

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