streisand effect

What If Everybody James Woods Talked Crap About On Twitter Sued Him?

What If Everybody James Woods Talked Crap About On Twitter Sued Him?

James Woods has filed a $US10 million lawsuit against a semi-anonymous Twitter user who tweeted that the actor was a cocaine addict. Many people are holding up this case as the perfect example of the Streisand Effect, where more attention is drawn to the accusations by suing rather than ignoring…

The Streisand Effect: Celebrating 10 Years Of Internet Pile-Ons

The Streisand Effect: Celebrating 10 Years Of Internet Pile-Ons

Exactly 10 years ago today, the internet finally gave a name to one of its favourite phenomenons, the Streisand Effect — what happens when you try to censor something and the internet loses its collective shit, dumping even more attention on it. And what a glorious decade it’s been.