How Gawker Media Once Kept Silicon Valley In Check

Mason Pelt
6 min readFeb 7

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Update 2/22/23: Correction that OZY Media COO, Samir Rao impersonated a YouTube executive and the addition of a note about OZY Media CEO, Carlos Watson being arrested for fraud.

With the recent death of Gawker 2.0, I want to explain how the first Gawker acted as a flawed Guardian of the startup world.

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