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Did a billionaire Silicon Valley investor fund Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker?

Did a billionaire Silicon Valley investor fund Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker?

Peter Thiel, whose early stakes in companies like PayPal Holdings Inc. and Facebook Inc. made him a billionaire, has reason to hate online media company Gawker.

Thiel compared Gawker's sardonic tech blog Valleywag to the terrorist group Al Qaeda in 2009. Valleywag had taken every opportunity to bash tech companies, including Facebook, for privacy, security and cultural issues. It also published a story describing Peter Thiel as gay before he...

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