Six illustrious examples of the Streisand effect in action

The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby attempts to suppress information, videos or pictures unintentionally lead to their ubiquity.

The term was coined in 2003 when Barbra Streisand sued the California Coastal Records Project (CCRP) after discovering her cliffside mansion was included in pictures on their website. By the time her lawyers dropped the privacy lawsuit, millions of internet users who had previously been unfamiliar with the work of the CCRP and their attempts to document California’s coastline on the web had seen pictures of her Malibu home.

Here are some other glorious examples of the Streisand effect in action...

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