History Main / StreisandEffect

25th May '17 5:22:14 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* An interesting version of this occurs in ''Literature/{{StarTrekFederation}}''. Someone hacks a secure Starfleet database looking for information on the Warp Bomb, a long discredited[[note]]it works, but is much more difficult to use and much less effective than standard weapons like photon torpedoes[[/note]] idea for weaponizing Warp Drive. This causes Starfleet Security to clamp down on any information pertaining to the Warp Bomb and it becomes a vicious cycle where the persistence of the hacker leads Starfleet to reevaluate whether there might be something to this Warp Bomb business, and the increasingly stringent security confirms the hacker's belief in the bomb as both sides continue to escalate without apparent end.

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* An interesting version of this occurs in ''Literature/{{StarTrekFederation}}''.''Literature/StarTrekFederation''. Someone hacks a secure Starfleet database looking for information on the Warp Bomb, a long discredited[[note]]it works, but is much more difficult to use and much less effective than standard weapons like photon torpedoes[[/note]] idea for weaponizing Warp Drive. This causes Starfleet Security to clamp down on any information pertaining to the Warp Bomb and it becomes a vicious cycle where the persistence of the hacker leads Starfleet to reevaluate whether there might be something to this Warp Bomb business, and the increasingly stringent security confirms the hacker's belief in the bomb as both sides continue to escalate without apparent end.
13th May '17 1:18:18 PM nombretomado
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* The BBC expressed concern following the scurrilous and seditious popularity of a re-release of ''Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead!'' [[note]]from the soundtrack of Film/TheWizardOfOz, which celebrates the passing of the Wicked witch of the East[[/note]] which coincided with the death of MargaretThatcher. While in the event this did not get to number one, the BBC refused to play it, even in the relevant Radio One Chart Show.

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* The BBC expressed concern following the scurrilous and seditious popularity of a re-release of ''Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead!'' [[note]]from the soundtrack of Film/TheWizardOfOz, which celebrates the passing of the Wicked witch of the East[[/note]] which coincided with the death of MargaretThatcher.UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher. While in the event this did not get to number one, the BBC refused to play it, even in the relevant Radio One Chart Show.
10th May '17 3:22:30 PM marikthegunslinger
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* The documentary TheRedPill is an exploration of the Men's Rights movements that sprung up in the wake of extreme feminism. Several feminist outlets demonized the film just for its subject matter. There were reports of a movie theater's seats being bought out so no one would be able to see it. Netflix has refused to carry it. This has only made more people, especially challengers of PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, want to see the documentary.
12th Apr '17 3:50:15 PM iwantedtoaddsomething
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* In the wake of the 2016 election, a picture started circulating of President Donald Trump where the wind was making his hair blow around and making him just look goofy. Trump was aware of this picture, and the picture came with a caption saying that Donald Trump doesn't want this picture to ruin his public image, and asks that the picture not be shared. Obviously, detractors started sharing it to "spread awareness" of his plight.
* During the debate over Trump's controversial nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, Senator Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a scathing letter written about him by [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement civil rights leader]] Coretta Scott King to the Senate. Republicans used an obscure rule about appropriate senate conduct to cut her off a few sentences in, so she posted a video of herself reading it online instead. The incident made headlines for days, attracting far more attention than it otherwise would have.



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* In the wake of the 2016 election, a picture started circulating of President-Elect Donald Trump where the wind was making his hair blow around and making him just look goofy. Trump was aware of this picture, and the picture came with a caption saying that Donald Trump doesn't want this picture to ruin his public image, and asks that the picture not be shared. Obviously, detractors started sharing it to "spread awareness" of his plight.
* During the debate over Trump's controversial nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions, Senator Elizabeth Warren attempted to read a scathing letter written about him by [[UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement civil rights leader]] Coretta Scott King to the Senate. Republicans used an obscure rule about appropriate senate conduct to cut her off a few sentences in, so she posted a video of herself reading it online instead. The incident made headlines for days, attracting far more attention than it otherwise would have. One commentator stated that the Republicans had taken away Warren's microphone and handed her a megaphone.
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9th Apr '17 10:15:37 AM PF
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* When ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was released in North America, Atlus did something quite unusual that it had never done before. The company disabled the screen capture and sharing feature on the Playstation 4 so that people new to the game would not see any spoilers. Atlus also released a set of strict guidelines that warns Youtube streamers not to show any spoiler content, which includes anything 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. Predictably, people began posting spoilers to the game out of spite and others resorted to using bots on Twitter to post spoilers en masse. What makes the event even stranger is how the game was released in Japan first a half year before the North American release, which would have given the internet plenty of time to see all the spoilers. Not only that, Atlus stating not to post anything beyond the in game date of July 7th also spoils the fact that something big would happen at that date.

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* When ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was released in North America, Atlus Creator/{{Atlus}} did something quite unusual that it had never done before. The company disabled the screen capture and sharing feature on the Playstation 4 UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 so that people new to the game would not see any spoilers. Atlus also released a set of strict guidelines that warns Youtube streamers [=YouTubers=] not to show any spoiler content, which includes anything past the in game 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. Predictably, people began posting spoilers to the game out of spite and others resorted to using bots on Twitter to post spoilers en masse. What makes the event even stranger is how the game was released in Japan first a half year before the North American release, which would have given the internet Internet plenty of time to see all the spoilers. Not only that, Atlus stating not to post anything beyond the in game date of July 7th also spoils the fact that something big would happen at on that date.
8th Apr '17 6:13:43 PM Steven
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* When ''VideoGame/Persona5'' was released in North America, Atlus did something quite unusual that it had never done before. The company disabled the screen capture and sharing feature on the Playstation 4 so that people new to the game would not see any spoilers. Atlus also released a set of strict guidelines that warns Youtube streamers not to show any spoiler content, which includes anything 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. Predictably, people began posting spoilers to the game out of spite and others resorted to using bots on Twitter to post spoilers en masse. What makes the event even stranger is how the game was released in Japan first a half year before the North American release, which would have given the internet plenty of time to see all the spoilers. Not only that, Atlus stating not to post anything beyond the in game date of July 7th also spoils the fact that something big would happen at that date.
8th Apr '17 11:02:40 AM thelivingtoad
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* By getting the men's rights documentary film ''The Red Pill'' banned from theaters in Melbourne, Australia under allegations of "misogyny", feminists only called more attention to it and got more people interested in seeing it.
7th Apr '17 9:43:43 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* In March 2017, the Russian government criminalized the use of Russian politicians in memes. This only encouraged people outside of Russia to make more memes of Vladimir Putin, taking advantage of the fact that this law doesn't apply to them. In particular, this caused the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/gay-clown-putin Gay Clown Putin]] meme to only grow in size.

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* In March 2017, April 2015, the Russian government criminalized the use of Russian politicians in memes. This only encouraged people outside of Russia to make more memes of Vladimir Putin, taking advantage of the fact that this law doesn't apply to them. In particular, this caused the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/gay-clown-putin Gay Clown Putin]] meme to only grow in size.
7th Apr '17 9:34:42 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* In April 2015, the Russian government criminalized the use of Russian politicians in memes. This only encouraged people outside of Russia to make more memes of Vladimir Putin, taking advantage of the fact that this law doesn't apply to them.

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* In April 2015, March 2017, the Russian government criminalized the use of Russian politicians in memes. This only encouraged people outside of Russia to make more memes of Vladimir Putin, taking advantage of the fact that this law doesn't apply to them. In particular, this caused the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/gay-clown-putin Gay Clown Putin]] meme to only grow in size.
5th Apr '17 12:40:19 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* In April 2015, Super Bunnyhop made a video concerning Creator/{{Konami}} based on the information that he was told about the company.[[note]] Namely, the company was trying to downsize by treating its employees bad enough to quit, since [[ValuesDissonance it's more acceptable to run someone out of their job than fire them]].[[/note]] Konami didn't like this, so they attempted to use [=YouTube=]'s copyright claims system to have the video removed. They briefly succeed by claiming about 29 seconds of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' footage used in the video. However, the video was restored by ''[=YouTube=]'' because Konami didn't properly use the copyright takedown.[[note]]This is the first recorded instance of [=YouTube=] actually going out of its way to prevent abuse of its copyright takedown.[[/note]] Super Bunnyhop then made a follow-up video. Unlike most most examples, he used the opportunity to point out that the controversy was actually beneficial for everybody, including Konami.

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* In April 2015, Super Bunnyhop made a video concerning Creator/{{Konami}} based on the information that he was told about the company.[[note]] Namely, the company was trying to downsize by treating its employees bad enough to quit, since [[ValuesDissonance it's more acceptable to run someone out of their job than fire them]].[[/note]] Konami didn't like this, so they attempted to use [=YouTube=]'s copyright claims system to have the video removed. They briefly succeed by claiming about 29 seconds of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' footage used in the video. However, the video was restored by ''[=YouTube=]'' because Konami didn't properly use the copyright takedown.[[note]]This is the first recorded instance of [=YouTube=] actually going out of its way to prevent abuse of its copyright takedown.takedown, and it's still very rare to see today.[[/note]] Super Bunnyhop then made a follow-up video. Unlike most most examples, he used the opportunity to point out that the controversy was actually beneficial for everybody, including Konami.
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