The Streisand Effect Explained

The Streisand Effect is when an attempt to suppress information, in any form, ends up making that information more sought after and probably more found. It’s like when a horror movie gets banned for being too nasty – it only makes people want to see it more.


  1. That is NOT how the Streisand Effect got its name. The house thing was 2002. The term 'Streisand Effect' was already in use in 1999. That's because in 1996, the Colorado General Assembly passed a bill banning same-sex marriage. Barbara called for a world-wide boycott of Colorado that year for the ski season to send a message. And the world did send a message – it was a record breaking year for the Colorado ski industry that year.
    The term 'Streisand Effect' was in common use by 1998.

  2. Major case of Streisand effect in Argentina. Current Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is suing google for cataloging her as Theif of the Nation. Guess what is happening now…

  3. In the immortal words of Sir. Arnold of Schwarzenegger, in that reflective, Shakespearean derivative, Kurasawa/Mizoguchi inspired, testament to the avante garde of the French New Wave, 1980s dramedy hybrid exploration of the primal instincts of feminine masculinity, indeed, that WORLD CINEMA "EXPERIENCE" known as……. "Predator" or as the initiated would call it, "Preydatori" , when gazing upon the visage of the ….. "creature" he spoke for us all and said what we would, if we were to gaze upon the face of Mrs. Barbara of Streisand…….. "you are……..ugly …… –

  4. You get a thumbs up for me just because you took the piss out that devil barstard blaire. I spit at you blaire, you destroyed my hometown and turned it into a third world ghetto. Fuck i hate blaire. Barstard evil man.

  5. Re: Hugh Bonneville, I don't want to know about his personal life. He's a wonderful actor and I've enjoyed his performances as sharky bad buys and not-bright but well meaning doofuses. He was even good on the otherwise silly Downton Abbey.

  6. Yep, at its most basic level "The Streisand Effect" is: person doesn't want people to see something; so person says "Don't look!"; result: everyone looks. Now what I want to know is: does the opposite have a name? Y'know, when someone wants people to look, so says "Don't look!" knowing it guarantees eyeballs. You see it on dodgy clickbait ads, e.g. "this one neat trick that (name of organisation) doesn't want you to know!"

  7. I think this is exactly why the government (specifically the American government) doesn’t try to take down conspiracy theorists on the internet when it comes to things like pedophilia, racism, etc.

  8. It's literally unbearable for me to listen to one of these videos on normal speed. I hope the slow narration isn't used to pad out time in 10-12 min videos

  9. Good content. Can't help being distracted by your upper lip looking like the downstairs of the opposite sex. Hope you're rocking a new look now