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Ellen Pao tweets reaction to verdict, hopes to see change

Ellen Pao tweets reaction to verdict, hopes to see change
Ellen Pao leaves the San Francisco Superior Court Civic Center Courthouse with her legal team during a lunch break from her trial on Wednesay in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Immediately after a jury ruled against Ellen Pao in her sex discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers on Friday, social media erupted with reactions to the verdict.

Pao also took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the verdict and what the case meant to her. In a list of 10 tweets -- No. 8 was missing -- Pao thanked her supporters and said she hopes her situation inspires others to end gender discrimination.

There was no No. 8 tweet.

Reaction on Twitter was mixed, but many commentators said that Pao -- even though she lost -- drew much-needed attention to a real problem in Silicon Valley.

Reporters covering the case spoke with some of the jurors at the conclusion of the trial, and posted their reactions, too.

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