The Silencing Of Guy Adams Gives Another Graphical Representation Of The Streisand Effect
from the well,-look-at-that... dept
We've talked plenty about the Streisand Effect for years, but every so often something happens that actually demonstrates the impact graphically with data. We saw this a couple years ago when Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder tried to censor a satirical article about himself.
Add to that this week's controversy over Twitter suspending the account of journalist Guy Adams, at the request of NBC Universal (after Twitter alerted NBC to some of Adams' tweets). Twitter has reinstated the account, but in the interim, there was an awful lot of discussion about Adams and what he had to say. Megan Garber, over at The Atlantic, has highlighted graphically how much more attention Adams got (via Topsy).
Once again: seeking to stifle speech online is only likely to give that speech much, much, much more attention.