Sensationalism
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Cleaning
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correction
50% correction rate, much higher than site average
Intimidation

Apparent

Intimidation

About

Published Donald Trump's cell phone number in retaliation of Trump publicly reading Senator Lindsey Graham's number. Number is apparently legitimate, but obsolete.
Sensationalism

Amended

Sensationalism

About

Wrote two times on a troublesome tweet by PR manager Justine Sacco, having a central role in fanning her social media lynching. Has partially apologized one year later.

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Gawker
Address
www.gawker.com

Site is boycotted. Proceed anyway?
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Activity
2003–2016
Part of
Gawker
with Deadspin, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Valleywag
Publisher
Nick Denton
Editor-in-Chief
Max Read

About

New York based "media news and gossip" blog founded by Nick Denton and Elizabeth Spiers. Flagship blog of the Gawker Network.

Has been involved in a large number of controversies, from leaked celebrity photos and tapes to unpaid interns.

Gawker filed for bankruptcy after losing a lawsuit with former wrestling star Hulk Hogan — whose sex tape Gawker had published, and refused to take down despite a judge's order. Gawker assets were purchased by Univision, which continued running Gawker's subsidiaries as "Gizmodo Media", but closed Gawker itself.

GamerGate info

Took a strong stance against GamerGate — whose original mobilisation was against Gawker Network's gaming blog, Kotaku. This eventually caused GamerGate to make Gawker the primary target of its "Operation Disrespectful Nod" e-mail caimpagn, which is rumored to have cost Gawker seven figures.

Gamergate Involvement
Boycotted
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