The Streisand Effect: When Trying to Hide Puts you In the Public’s Crosshairs – Bad Ideas #30

This week Al and Tony take on the Streisand Effect, a weird bit of internet fury that happens when people try to unjustly hide something from the general public. Named after Barbara Streisand and her attempts to keep her house from being photographed, this internet phenomena has been exposing wrongdoing, hilarity, and stolen info for over a decade.

The bad idea isn’t so much the internet’s response, but that censorship over-enforced can draw internet fury.

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