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Overheard: Wikileaks and the Streisand effect



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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censorship
Technology
Wiki
mike-masnick.jpg It’s a perfect example of the Streisand effect. This was a really small thing that no one heard about and now it’s everywhere and everyone’s talking about it.

Mike Masnick as quoted in Wikileaks Case Due Back in Court

Techdirt’s Mike Masnick invented the term “Streisand effect” after actress Barbra Streisand went to court to try and have satellite photos of her Malibu house taken down from an Internet website. The press surrounding her lawsuit actually helped spread the photos faster.

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