Streisand effect

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The Streisand effect is the phenomenon where an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information inadverdently results in the propagation of it, to more widespread levels, than had it not been hidden. It was named after Barbra Streisand, an entertainer, who tried to censor images of her Malibu mansion, only to have reporting on those efforts draw mass attention to a story that had previously been obscure.