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Report: Apple TV + released documentary on Gawker after Tim Cook heard about it

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Scraper is now sold to other distributors, according to the report. It certainly has the makings of an interesting series, given Gawker’s colorful history. The site was among the first to publish significant stories about sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby long before others have.

However, it has also drawn criticism for posting personal information about underage celebrities and other slanderous stories of questionable public interest. Finally it was beaten down following a sex tape lawsuit brought by wrestler Hulk Hogan, with financial assistance from Silicon Valley financier and frequent Gawker thief Peter Thiel.

Scraper isn’t Gawker’s only potential project in the works, as another version is purchased by Anonymous Content, a production company partially owned by Laurene Powell Jobs. In another ironic twist, this project is based on a item through disgraced New Yorker editor and regular at Gawker matter Jeffrey Toobin.

If correct, the report calls into question Apple’s corporate surveillance of its video streaming service. Senior Vice President Eddy Cue also told his partners that “the two things we’ll never do are nudity and china,” according to the NOW report. In other words, Apple TV + is beholden to the main brand, reducing the freedom of executives to pursue projects. Meanwhile, rival Netflix has no other business units to cater for – something filmmakers looking for interesting projects may consider.


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