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Gawker makes a comeback six years after it was sued into closure

A new version of the website, quietly launched a year ago under new owners, is attracting interest and readers again

Gawker was once one of the most infamous websites in US media.

It began life as a scrappy outsider that turned blogging into a business as a purveyor of irreverent, anti-establishment snark against the rarefied world of elite US media in New York. As it grew it actually turned into a genuinely influential news organization before a spectacular 2016 collapse when it lost a privacy lawsuit for publishing a sex tape featuring the wrestler Hulk Hogan.

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