Gawker founder Nick Denton: Gossip helped take down Harvey Weinstein and many more

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Hardly a day has gone by in the past week in which another major figure in media, politics, or entertainment has not become the subject of a sexual harassment scandal. 

And almost all of those stories were on Gawker years ago. 

"Gossip, though it draws those motivated by envy and resentment, is also a tool of the powerless. It’s a mechanism for coordination," wrote Gawker founder Nick Denton in a blog post on Monday

The post is notable because Denton has recently kept a low profile recently. Once a fixture of the New York media scene, he's been under the radar since Gawker declared bankruptcy and was sold to Univision.  Read more...

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