History Main / StreisandEffect

6th Oct '17 4:09:51 PM StarSword
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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.
28th Sep '17 3:48:02 PM REV6Pilot
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* A notable "reverse Streisand effect": In 2017, the city council of Charlottesville, Virginia voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee due to his support for the Confederacy. A rally that August by a group of white nationalists against the statue's removal ultimately ended in a terrorist attack that killed one woman. The uproar over the attack led to a movement to take down more memorials of the Confederacy, with a statue in Durham, North Carolina being toppled over by protesters and Baltimore removing four monuments during the middle of the night.

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* A notable "reverse Streisand effect": In 2017, the city council of Charlottesville, Virginia voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee due to his support for the Confederacy. A rally that August by a group of white nationalists supremacists against the statue's removal ultimately ended in a terrorist attack that killed one woman. The uproar over the attack led to a movement to take down more memorials of the Confederacy, with a statue in Durham, North Carolina being toppled over by protesters and Baltimore removing four monuments during the middle of the night.
25th Sep '17 3:35:23 AM DoctorNemesis
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* The entire "Real Life" section of this page. Let's face it, just by reading these examples you know a lot more things than people didn't want you to know about than you did before you started.
25th Sep '17 3:34:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* The entire "Real Life" section of this page. Let's face it, just by reading these examples you know a lot more things than people didn't want you to know about than you did before you started.
21st Sep '17 9:34:05 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* A rather unfortunate example: a protest led by William Monroe Trotter to get ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' BannedInBoston ended up enhancing its popularity among the filmgoing public.

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* A rather unfortunate example: a protest led by William Monroe Trotter to get ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' BannedInBoston ended up enhancing its popularity among the filmgoing public.public.
* ''Film/{{Expelled}}'', a documentary in support of Intelligent Design, landed interviews with atheist biologists PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins using false pretenses and used QuoteMining to sabotage their statements. Myers tried to attend a screening of the film, but the filmmakers recognized Myers and would not allow him into the theater, apparently afraid that he would discover their tactics and expose them. All this did was make it clear that the filmmakers knew exactly how shady their tactics had been when Myers and Dawkins (who managed to get into the screening) blogged about the film.
1st Sep '17 3:54:06 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Samsung forced a [=YouTuber=] to remove a video showing evidence that their Galaxy S4 phone can randomly catch fire; the person who made it stated that the company demanded evidence that his new phone was defective, and in response, showed off a charging port which was charred and melting, showing that a much worse fire could have happened if the battery had exploded given it was already overheating. He promptly made another video which revealed to the world
1st Sep '17 3:53:37 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* When [=YouTuber=] Ghostlyrich attempted to replace his defective Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, citing its battery had a defect which fried his charger and posed a fire hazard, the company [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor asked for evidence it actually was one]], so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc4duKuPrQ0 he gave it to them]]. They offered to replace the phone as long as he accepted their terms...which stated he had to remove the video, never make anymore videos like that, keep the terms a secret, and [[https://www.dailydot.com/business/samsung-fire-hazard-coverup/ many more ridiculous things]]. Yes, Samsung tried suppressing the fact that their phone ''posed the risk of starting fires''. Ghostlyrich responded by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QHd-_qncEU making the terms public]] in a video that would gain five times as many views as the first originally did, resulting in the world knowing the ridiculous terms one has to accept in order to simply ''replace their defective phones'', and more reports of the same thing which only spread the claims further. Years later, Samsung were especially bit in the ass when they had to recall and discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 for the ''same exact reason''.

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* When Canadian [=YouTuber=] Ghostlyrich attempted to replace his defective Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, citing its battery had a defect which fried his charger and posed a fire hazard, the company [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor asked for evidence it actually was one]], so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc4duKuPrQ0 he gave it to them]]. They offered to replace the phone as long as he accepted their terms...which stated he had to remove the video, never make anymore videos like that, keep the terms a secret, and [[https://www.dailydot.com/business/samsung-fire-hazard-coverup/ many more ridiculous things]].their terms]]...which, among other things, {{egregious}}ly told him to delete the video and surrender any future claims about the product. Yes, Samsung tried suppressing the fact that their phone ''posed the risk of starting fires''. Ghostlyrich responded by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QHd-_qncEU making the terms public]] in a video that would gain five times as many views as the first originally did, resulting in the whole world knowing the ridiculous terms one has to accept in order to simply ''replace their defective phones'', and more reports of the same thing which only spread the claims word further. Years later, Samsung were especially bit in the ass when they had to recall and discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 for the ''same same exact reason''.reason, only ''worse.''
1st Sep '17 3:46:14 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Samsung forced a [=YouTuber=] to remove a video showing evidence that their Galaxy S4 phone can randomly catch fire; the person who made it stated that the company demanded evidence that his new phone was defective, and in response, showed off a charging port which was charred and melting, showing that a much worse fire could have happened if the battery had exploded given it was already overheating. He promptly made another video which revealed to the world
* When [=YouTuber=] Ghostlyrich attempted to replace his defective Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, citing its battery had a defect which fried his charger and posed a fire hazard, the company [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor asked for evidence it actually was one]], so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc4duKuPrQ0 he gave it to them]]. They offered to replace the phone as long as he accepted their terms...which stated he had to remove the video, never make anymore videos like that, keep the terms a secret, and [[https://www.dailydot.com/business/samsung-fire-hazard-coverup/ many more ridiculous things]]. Yes, Samsung tried suppressing the fact that their phone ''posed the risk of starting fires''. Ghostlyrich responded by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QHd-_qncEU making the terms public]] in a video that would gain five times as many views as the first originally did, resulting in the world knowing the ridiculous terms one has to accept in order to simply ''replace their defective phones'', and more reports of the same thing which only spread the claims further. Years later, Samsung were especially bit in the ass when they had to recall and discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 for the ''same exact reason''.
1st Sep '17 3:36:57 PM PF
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* Parodied by Creator/GilbertGottfried during [[TheRoast the roast]] of Creator/BobSaget, where he repeatedly and vehemently insisted that a rumour that '''BOB SAGET RAPED AND KILLED A GIRL IN 1990''' was not true, despite the fact that there ''is'' no such rumour.

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* Parodied by Creator/GilbertGottfried during [[TheRoast the roast]] of Creator/BobSaget, where he repeatedly and vehemently insisted that a rumour rumor that '''BOB SAGET RAPED AND KILLED A GIRL IN 1990''' was not true, despite the fact that there ''is'' no such rumour.rumor.



** Before release, the first trailer for the film was the most downvoted trailer on Youtube. Hoping to avoid a similar outcome, Sony decided not to release the second trailer on Youtube, opting for using Facebook instead. Cue the people uploading the trailer on their own, followed by a stream of downvotes every time.
* When Kirk Cameron released ''Film/SavingChristmas'', negative critic reviews and several middling audience reviews on Website/RottenTomatoes enraged him and caused him to go on an Internet mission telling the entire world to "storm the gates of Rotten Tomatoes". While die-hard fans were the only ones watching at the time, this tirade got the general public's attention and caused the opposite to happen; it led to ''Saving Christmas'' getting a zero from critics on the site and also got the [[GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie Awards']] attention. It ended with an even lower audience score and Cameron "winning" several Razzies, including "Worst Screen Combo with his ego" and "Worst Picture", as a result of him tripping into this. For what it's worth, the very low-budget film did make a profit, but Cameron has [[CreatorKiller barely been heard from since.]]

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** Before release, the first trailer for the film was the most downvoted trailer on Youtube. [=YouTube=]. Hoping to avoid a similar outcome, Sony decided not to release the second trailer on Youtube, [=YouTube=], opting for using Facebook instead. Cue the people uploading the trailer on their own, followed by a stream of downvotes every time.
* When Kirk Cameron released ''Film/SavingChristmas'', negative critic reviews and several middling audience reviews on Website/RottenTomatoes enraged him and caused him to go on an Internet mission telling the entire world to "storm the gates of Rotten Tomatoes". While die-hard die hard fans were the only ones watching at the time, this tirade got the general public's attention and caused the opposite to happen; it led to ''Saving Christmas'' getting a zero from critics on the site and also got the [[GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie Awards']] attention. It ended with an even lower audience score and Cameron "winning" several Razzies, including "Worst Screen Combo with his ego" and "Worst Picture", as a result of him tripping into this. For what it's worth, the very low-budget film did make a profit, but Cameron has [[CreatorKiller barely been heard from since.]]



* Invoked and discussed in ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'''s "Right to be Forgotten" segment, where the man who petitioned for it to occur in regards to his personal debts from 1998:
--> '''John''': In doing so, he's now world-famous for being "That Spanish guy with debts from 1998". The only thing I know about him [[{{Irony}} is the only thing he didn't want me to know]].

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* ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'':
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Invoked and discussed in ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'''s the "Right to be Forgotten" segment, where the man who petitioned for it to occur in regards to his personal debts from 1998:
--> '''John''': '''Oliver:''' In doing so, he's now world-famous for being "That Spanish guy with debts from 1998". The only thing I know about him [[{{Irony}} is the only thing he didn't want me to know]].
1st Sep '17 3:19:32 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The Swedish Language Council found that [[MemeticMutation more and more people were using the word]] "ogooglebar" - "ungoogleable" - and added it to a list of [[{{Neologism}} neologisms]], noting that most people seemed to use it to mean "something you can't find on the Internet" rather than "something you can't find specifically through the services of Google, Inc"; after all, "google" isn't capitalized in the word. Google [[https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/mar/27/google-sweden-ogooglebar threatened legal action]] unless the Language Council removed it or let them define exactly what the word should mean in Swedish. Cue millions of Swedes who couldn't care less before taking every chance to use the word, turning it from a word used by a few to a generally accepted term.

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* The Swedish Language Council found that [[MemeticMutation more and more people were using the word]] "ogooglebar" - "ungoogleable" - and added it to a list of [[{{Neologism}} neologisms]], {{neologism}}s, noting that most people seemed to use it to mean "something you can't find on the Internet" rather than "something you can't find specifically through the services of Google, Inc"; after all, "google" isn't capitalized in the word. Google [[https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/mar/27/google-sweden-ogooglebar threatened legal action]] unless the Language Council removed it or let them define exactly what the word should mean in Swedish. Cue millions of Swedes who couldn't care less before taking every chance to use the word, turning it from a word used by a few to a generally accepted term.



* In a similar vein would have to be the controversy Derek Savage ensued over negative reviews of his film ''Film/CoolCatSavesTheKids''. At first, he was accepting of the criticism his film received, even making a ReCut of the film after viewing ''[[WebVideo/YourMovieSucksDotOrg Your Movie Sucks]]'''s review of it. However, out of nowhere in November 2015, he started filing false DMCA claims to take down reviews of the movie (most notably those done by WebVideo/{{Bobsheaux}} and WebVideo/IHateEverything) and even harassing reviewers via e-mail. When Alex of ''IHE'' came clean about what was going on, the backlash was immediate and intense, especially since Derek's film is all about how bullying is bad, and yet [[{{Hypocrite}} he was bullying people to take down criticism of his film]]. The major controversy that occurred over it all helped deal a major blow to his reputation.

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* In a similar vein would have to be the controversy Derek Savage ensued over negative reviews of his film ''Film/CoolCatSavesTheKids''. At first, he was accepting of the criticism his film received, even making a ReCut of the film after viewing ''[[WebVideo/YourMovieSucksDotOrg Your Movie Sucks]]'''s review of it. However, out of nowhere in November 2015, he started filing false DMCA claims to take down reviews of the movie (most notably those done by WebVideo/{{Bobsheaux}} and WebVideo/IHateEverything) and even harassing reviewers via e-mail. When Alex of ''IHE'' came clean about what was going on, the backlash was immediate and intense, especially since Derek's film is all about how bullying is bad, and yet [[{{Hypocrite}} he was bullying people to take down criticism of his film]]. The Soon afterwards, mirrors of said reviews quickly began popping up, and the major controversy that occurred over it all helped deal a major blow to his reputation.



* In 2012, Creator/MikeMatei released the joke video "VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} with [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Gadget]]" as a filler while working on ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie''. It gained negative attention, so much so that Mike Matei deleted the video and has consecutively taken down reuploads of it ever since its release, which has only made people more interested in seeing it. This only spread further after it became a meme thanks to WebVideo/OneyPlays and Music/SiIvaGunner, resulting in more and more people reuploading it and making memes of it.

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* In 2012, Creator/MikeMatei released the joke video "VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} with [[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget Gadget]]" as a filler while working on ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie''. It gained negative attention, so much so that Mike Matei deleted the video and has consecutively taken down reuploads of it ever since its release, which has only made people more interested in seeing it. This only spread further after it became a meme thanks to WebVideo/OneyPlays and Music/SiIvaGunner, resulting in more and more people [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtxokZea1H8 reuploading it it]] and making memes of it.
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