Ryan Holiday - Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue

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Holiday’s book is part cyber-era true-crime narrative and part complex, thought-provoking investigation of questions of privacy and power in the digital age. The author of Trust Me, I’m Lying and a frequent commentator on the nexus of marketing and media, Holiday chronicles the chain of events that led to the fall of Gawker, which filed for bankruptcy in 2016. The company’s problems seemingly began in 2012, when, citing the First Amendment, Gawker founder Nick Denton refused to take down an illegally recorded video of Hulk Hogan with the estranged wife of a radio personality. Hogan filed suit, claiming violation of his privacy rights, and was awarded $140 million. As Gawker shut down, Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder and venture capitalist, revealed that he had financed several lawsuits against Gawker, including Hogan’s, determined to get revenge on Gawker for having outed him as gay in 2007.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780735217645
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Published: Portfolio - February 27th, 2018

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