The Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker case could limit news organizations’ ability to report on unflattering details about public figures online

In Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker, both sides are arguing that the case will have serious implications for the Internet. While Hogan’s side is arguing that a loss would mean weakened privacy for Americans, Gawker argues that if Hogan is to win, press freedom is at risk. Gawker argues that if Hogan wins, it would limit news organizations’ ability to report on unflattering details about public figures, as well as discourage journalists from reporting on such stories.