Gawker founder says fb ought to be held liable for bullying

Nick Denton

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton acknowledges that his web sites ought to be held responsible what what they publish. He thinks the identical need to be genuine of an awful lot larger systems likefacebook.

“There are bullying scandals everyday of the week,” Denton stated Thursday on the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. “The obstacles aren’t there.”

Denton turned into a overdue addition to the Code schedule, agreeing to make an appearance after newssurfaced that billionaire assignment capitalist Peter Thiel became investment lawsuits against Gawker.

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Pending enchantment, Gawker will need to pay about $140 million to Terry Bollea, known as Hulk Hogan, for posting a sex tape of the previous seasoned wrestler in 2012.

Denton said he does not remorse publishing the Hogan tape, although there are harmful stories he says Gawker and its related web sites should not have run over the years. however he says fb and othersocial networks like Kik ought to be scrutinized for content that is regularly more unfavorable.

As structures, those companies get more flexibility due to the fact they are sites for others to publishfabric and are not publishers themselves.

And, by means of the way, Thiel is a fb board member.