Simon Griffee

Streisand Effect ➶

10 March 2014

I learned about the Streisand Effect — “…phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet” — while reading this Hacker News thread about a congressman attempting to censor an interview with Edward Snowden. The interview is today and will be streamed live on the Texas Tribune website. You can also watch it after it is done in the American Civil Liberties Union website.

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