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Reddit, Gawker & Conde Nast: The Freedom to Network vs. the Right to Free Speech

in Pop Culture

I think we frequently mistake private property on the Internet (that is, certain websites) for the Internet itself, especially with respect to the kinds of (free) speech each affords.

I’m thinking about all the outrage written by the outgoing Gawker editors after their recent debacle, wherein they posted about the sexual misadventures of a Conde Nast employee, (in)advertently outting him to his family. The managing partners decided to pull their article, purportedly for ethical reasons (and also for advertorial reasons), and as a result the editorial team lost its shit.


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I'm Daniel Quinn, a freelance web designer with a background in creative writing. I've served as a UI developer, copywriter, and web developer for traditional publishers and digital advertisers throughout the city of Boston. I also write science fiction and listen to late '90s trip hop when I'm not wasting my time on the Internet.

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