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11th Jan '18 10:51:18 AM PF
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* When ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'' was released in North America, Atlus disabled the screen capture and sharing feature on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. They also released a set of strict guidelines that warned [=YouTubers=] not to show any content past the in-game date of July 7th. Failure to heed the guidelines would have Atlus claim the offending videos via content ID or issue copyright takedowns to suspend or even terminate the offending channel. According to Atlus, all of this was done in the name of avoiding spoilers. Predictably, many fans began posting spoilers out of spite, including using bots on Twitter to post spoilers en masse, and the majority of them used actual cameras and capture devices to create their own screenshots, which defeated Atlus' purpose. What makes the event even stranger is that the Japanese version of the game had been released several months prior, which gave fans plenty of time to see anything they wanted to about the game. Finally, Atlus stating not to post anything beyond certain in-game dates [[{{Irony}} spoiled the fact]] that something big would happen on those dates.

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* When ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'' As mentioned above, when ''Persona 5'' was released in North America, Atlus disabled the screen capture and sharing feature on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. They also released a set of strict guidelines that warned [=YouTubers=] not to show any content past the in-game date of July 7th. Failure to heed the guidelines would have Atlus claim the offending videos via content ID or issue copyright takedowns to suspend or even terminate the offending channel. According to Atlus, all of this was done in the name of avoiding spoilers. Predictably, many fans began posting spoilers out of spite, including using bots on Twitter to post spoilers en masse, and the majority of them used actual cameras and capture devices to create their own screenshots, which defeated Atlus' purpose. What makes the event even stranger is that the Japanese version of the game had been released several months prior, which gave fans plenty of time to see anything they wanted to about the game. Finally, Atlus stating not to post anything beyond certain in-game dates [[{{Irony}} spoiled the fact]] that something big would happen on those dates.
11th Jan '18 1:26:37 AM matteste
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* When ''Persona 5'' was released in North America, Atlus disabled the screen capture and sharing feature on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. They also released a set of strict guidelines that warned [=YouTubers=] not to show any content past the in-game date of July 7th. Failure to heed the guidelines would have Atlus claim the offending videos via content ID or issue copyright takedowns to suspend or even terminate the offending channel. According to Atlus, all of this was done in the name of avoiding spoilers. Predictably, many fans began posting spoilers out of spite, including using bots on Twitter to post spoilers en masse, and the majority of them used actual cameras and capture devices to create their own screenshots, which defeated Atlus' purpose. What makes the event even stranger is that the Japanese version of the game had been released several months prior, which gave fans plenty of time to see anything they wanted to about the game. Finally, Atlus stating not to post anything beyond certain in-game dates [[{{Irony}} spoiled the fact]] that something big would happen on those dates.

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* When ''Persona 5'' ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'' was released in North America, Atlus disabled the screen capture and sharing feature on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation4. They also released a set of strict guidelines that warned [=YouTubers=] not to show any content past the in-game date of July 7th. Failure to heed the guidelines would have Atlus claim the offending videos via content ID or issue copyright takedowns to suspend or even terminate the offending channel. According to Atlus, all of this was done in the name of avoiding spoilers. Predictably, many fans began posting spoilers out of spite, including using bots on Twitter to post spoilers en masse, and the majority of them used actual cameras and capture devices to create their own screenshots, which defeated Atlus' purpose. What makes the event even stranger is that the Japanese version of the game had been released several months prior, which gave fans plenty of time to see anything they wanted to about the game. Finally, Atlus stating not to post anything beyond certain in-game dates [[{{Irony}} spoiled the fact]] that something big would happen on those dates.
6th Jan '18 11:56:19 PM DavidDelony
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* ''Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House'' by Michael Wolff details what he heard and saw spending a year in the Donald Trump White House. People weren't too interested in it, but when Trump's lawyers tried putting out a cease & desist order on it, the publisher decided to move up the release date to midnight the day after the order was issueed. Unsurprisingly, the book sold out in stores across the country, launching to the top of the best-sellers list.

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* ''Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House'' by Michael Wolff details what he heard and saw spending a year in the Donald Trump White House. People weren't too interested in it, but when Trump's lawyers tried putting out a cease & desist order on it, the publisher decided to move up the release date to midnight the day after the order was issueed.issued. Unsurprisingly, the book sold out in stores across the country, launching to the top of the best-sellers list.
5th Jan '18 5:43:06 PM MagiMecha
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* ''Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House'' by Michael Wolff details what he heard and saw spending a year in the Donald Trump White House. People weren't too interested in it, but when Trump's lawyers tried putting out a cease & desist order on it, the book sold out in stores across the country, launching to the top of the best-sellers list.

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* ''Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House'' by Michael Wolff details what he heard and saw spending a year in the Donald Trump White House. People weren't too interested in it, but when Trump's lawyers tried putting out a cease & desist order on it, the publisher decided to move up the release date to midnight the day after the order was issueed. Unsurprisingly, the book sold out in stores across the country, launching to the top of the best-sellers list.
5th Jan '18 8:35:56 AM BatDan
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* ''Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House'' by Michael Wolff details what he heard and saw spending a year in the Donald Trump White House. People weren't too interested in it, but when Trump's lawyers tried putting out a cease & desist order on it, the book sold out in stores across the country, launching to the top of the best-sellers list.
26th Dec '17 9:04:23 PM fatescanner
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* In ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'', faced with a discovery that a friend of the President was involved with the Escobedo drug cartel, the White House wants to hush it up and downplay their relationship. Jack Ryan suggests that they instead play ''up'' the relationship, "we were lifelong friends", which nullifies the potential scandal rather than amplifying it by looking like a RevealingCoverUp.



* In ''Film/ClearAndPresentDanger'', faced with a discovery that a friend of the President was involved with the Escobedo drug cartel, the White House wants to hush it up and downplay their relationship. Jack Ryan suggests that they instead play ''up'' the relationship, "we were lifelong friends", which nullifies the potential scandal rather than amplifying it by looking like a RevealingCoverUp.


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* The original ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNight'' was the target of a ''massive'' amount of vitriol from outraged MoralGuardians who accused the director and distributors of the film of destroying the spirit of Christmas (which was just around the corner at the time, being released at the beginning of November) by having the killer, Billy, dressed up in a Santa Claus suit. There were large protests outside movie theaters showing the film, and it was utterly ''hated'' by the mainstream movie critics. The outrage and calls for the film to be pulled from theaters were so loud that in the end Creator/TriStarPictures caved and did just that, ending the film's theatrical run only three weeks after its release. Unfortunately, all this negative attention and censorship only served to heighten awareness and appeal of the movie, leading to it having an immense second-wind popularity on the emerging home video market, where it was gleefully advertised as "the movie they tried to stop you from seeing".
26th Dec '17 4:07:08 AM DesertDragon
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Blogger Mike Masnick of Techdirt coined the phrase back in 2003 when Music/BarbraStreisand -- trying to suppress a photograph taken of her house, [[ForegoneConclusion the one to your right]] -- attempted to sue a photographer and force him to take the image off of his website. Predictably, this backfired: the Internet imp of the perverse was roused and now everyone wanted to see the photo that Streisand didn't want them to see. News of the photo's existence spread far and wide, with others quickly mirroring it on multiple websites as a TakeThat to Streisand.[[note]]It should be noted this wasn't some paparazzo taking pictures specifically of Streisand's house; it was part of the [[http://www.californiacoastline.org/ California Coastal Records Project]], a government-commissioned photographic study of the entire California coast, which the house just happened to be on.[[/note]]

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Blogger Mike Masnick of Techdirt coined the phrase back in 2003 when Music/BarbraStreisand -- trying to suppress a photograph taken of her house, [[ForegoneConclusion the one to your right]] -- attempted to sue a photographer and force him to take the image off of his website. Predictably, this backfired: the Internet imp of the perverse was roused and now everyone wanted to see the photo that Streisand didn't want them to see. News of the photo's existence spread far and wide, with others quickly mirroring it on multiple websites as a TakeThat to Streisand.[[note]]It It should be noted this wasn't some paparazzo taking pictures specifically of Streisand's house; it was part of the [[http://www.californiacoastline.org/ California Coastal Records Project]], a government-commissioned photographic study of the entire California coast, which the house just happened to be on.[[/note]]
In other words, had Streisand not made such a huge fuss, nobody outside the project would have ever seen it.
24th Dec '17 10:12:54 AM PF
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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' suffered a massive bout of this. After months of publicity interviews and appearances by Hello Games founder Sean Murray talking about what players could expect from the game, a Reddit user was able to purchase an early copy of the game and posted his findings on the site. The ensuing topic caused a meltdown on Reddit and many other enthusiast forums due to claims that a number of features talked up pre-release were either crippled or non-existent, along with [[spoiler:a NoEnding that's followed by the chance to start a new galaxy]]. Many fans were upset over this, but Murray and other Hello Games reps stated that they should ignore the findings and that it wasn't the real deal.[[note]]Despite video footage claiming otherwise.[[/note]] Even moreso, Sony ended up forcing [=YouTube=] to take down a video from Creator/RoosterTeeth's "The Know" news channel talking about the findings, which two of the many hosts [[WhatTheHellHero called out the company for when they found out how they did it]]. The resulting backlash from this duplicity caused scores of [=YouTubers=] to to release rant videos criticizing the game and its developer in response. It got so bad that Steam reportedly took the near-unprecedented step of allowing its users to refund the game, regardless of playtime.[[note]]''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' was previously pulled off the service for being a broken port.[[/note]] Sony also followed suit soon afterwards, and it is estimated that the PC version of the game ''[[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/08/24/no-mans-sky-pc-players-dropped-by-90-in-two-weeks lost 90% of its player base in only two weeks]]'', and Steam at one point had only a ''[[EpicFail 12% rating for the game]]''.[[note]]Patches and updates have subsequently increased this score, but only as far as a still-miserable 31% and a "Mostly Negative" rating.[[/note]] It appeared that the backlash has eclipsed the game itself. By the end of 2017, however, the recent reviews of it on Steam were "Mostly Positive".

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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' suffered a massive bout of this. After months of publicity interviews and appearances by Hello Games founder Sean Murray talking about what players could expect from the game, a Reddit user was able to purchase an early copy of the game and posted his findings on the site. The ensuing topic caused a meltdown on Reddit and many other enthusiast forums due to claims that a number of features talked up pre-release were either crippled or non-existent, along with [[spoiler:a NoEnding that's followed by the chance to start a new galaxy]]. Many fans were upset over this, but Murray and other Hello Games reps stated that they should ignore the findings and that it wasn't the real deal.[[note]]Despite video footage claiming otherwise.[[/note]] Even moreso, Sony ended up forcing [=YouTube=] to take down a video from Creator/RoosterTeeth's "The Know" news channel talking about the findings, which two of the many hosts [[WhatTheHellHero called out the company for when they found out how they did it]]. The resulting backlash from this duplicity caused scores of [=YouTubers=] to to release rant videos criticizing the game and its developer in response. It got so bad that Steam reportedly took the near-unprecedented step of allowing its users to refund the game, regardless of playtime.[[note]]''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' was previously pulled off the service for being a broken port.[[/note]] Sony also followed suit soon afterwards, and it is estimated that the PC version of the game ''[[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/08/24/no-mans-sky-pc-players-dropped-by-90-in-two-weeks lost 90% of its player base in only two weeks]]'', and Steam at one point had only a ''[[EpicFail 12% rating for the game]]''.[[note]]Patches and updates have subsequently increased this score, but only as far as a still-miserable 31% and a "Mostly Negative" rating.[[/note]] It appeared that the backlash has eclipsed the game itself. By the end of 2017, however, the recent reviews of it on Steam were "Mostly Positive".
23rd Dec '17 6:22:41 AM iwantedtoaddsomething
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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' suffered a massive bout of this. After months of publicity interviews and appearances by Hello Games founder Sean Murray talking about what players could expect from the game, a Reddit user was able to purchase an early copy of the game and posted his findings on the site. The ensuing topic caused a meltdown on Reddit and many other enthusiast forums due to claims that a number of features talked up pre-release were either crippled or non-existent, along with [[spoiler:a NoEnding that's followed by the chance to start a new galaxy]]. Many fans were upset over this, but Murray and other Hello Games reps stated that they should ignore the findings and that it wasn't the real deal.[[note]]Despite video footage claiming otherwise.[[/note]] Even moreso, Sony ended up forcing [=YouTube=] to take down a video from Creator/RoosterTeeth's "The Know" news channel talking about the findings, which two of the many hosts [[WhatTheHellHero called out the company for when they found out how they did it]]. The resulting backlash from this duplicity caused scores of [=YouTubers=] to to release rant videos criticizing the game and its developer in response. It got so bad that Steam reportedly took the near-unprecedented step of allowing its users to refund the game, regardless of playtime.[[note]]''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' was previously pulled off the service for being a broken port.[[/note]] Sony also followed suit soon afterwards, and it is estimated that the PC version of the game ''[[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/08/24/no-mans-sky-pc-players-dropped-by-90-in-two-weeks lost 90% of its player base in only two weeks]]'', and Steam at one point had only a ''[[EpicFail 12% rating for the game]]''.[[note]]Patches and updates have subsequently increased this score, but only as far as a still-miserable 31% and a "Mostly Negative" rating.[[/note]] At this point, it appears that the backlash has eclipsed the game itself.

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* ''VideoGame/NoMansSky'' suffered a massive bout of this. After months of publicity interviews and appearances by Hello Games founder Sean Murray talking about what players could expect from the game, a Reddit user was able to purchase an early copy of the game and posted his findings on the site. The ensuing topic caused a meltdown on Reddit and many other enthusiast forums due to claims that a number of features talked up pre-release were either crippled or non-existent, along with [[spoiler:a NoEnding that's followed by the chance to start a new galaxy]]. Many fans were upset over this, but Murray and other Hello Games reps stated that they should ignore the findings and that it wasn't the real deal.[[note]]Despite video footage claiming otherwise.[[/note]] Even moreso, Sony ended up forcing [=YouTube=] to take down a video from Creator/RoosterTeeth's "The Know" news channel talking about the findings, which two of the many hosts [[WhatTheHellHero called out the company for when they found out how they did it]]. The resulting backlash from this duplicity caused scores of [=YouTubers=] to to release rant videos criticizing the game and its developer in response. It got so bad that Steam reportedly took the near-unprecedented step of allowing its users to refund the game, regardless of playtime.[[note]]''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' was previously pulled off the service for being a broken port.[[/note]] Sony also followed suit soon afterwards, and it is estimated that the PC version of the game ''[[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/08/24/no-mans-sky-pc-players-dropped-by-90-in-two-weeks lost 90% of its player base in only two weeks]]'', and Steam at one point had only a ''[[EpicFail 12% rating for the game]]''.[[note]]Patches and updates have subsequently increased this score, but only as far as a still-miserable 31% and a "Mostly Negative" rating.[[/note]] At this point, it appears It appeared that the backlash has eclipsed the game itself.itself. By the end of 2017, however, the recent reviews of it on Steam were "Mostly Positive".
22nd Dec '17 10:38:42 AM KingLyger
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* A more general example can occur in clashes between ideologies on sites like You Tube, if, for instance, a video by an Atheist criticising Christianity is taken down by a wave of Christians falsely mass reporting the video, that video is quite often quickly copied by other channels and reposted.
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