[LINK] Streisand Effect in the real world
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Thu Oct 15 03:38:55 EST 2009
At 11:25 14/10/2009, Craig Sanders wrote:
>the net is still useful for something other than astroturfing and spam
>But overnight numerous users of the social networking site Twitter
>posted details of Farrelly's question and by this morning the full text
>had been published on two prominent blogs as well as in the magazine
Mememe! I was part of that, as was Wikileaks and other journalists
and bloggers and omg it was like a Victoria Fire Storm without a
chance of rain!
>MPs from all three major parties condemned the firm's attempt to prevent
>the reporting of parliamentary proceedings.
Absurd to think that a Court could 'gag' publishing information
published in Parliament in open question time! It was broadcast on TV anyway!
A LOT of people were watching for this because gag orders have become
a trend in the UK.
Sadly they only draw more attention to the issue. Smart litigants
are using gag order applications to get the media to report on their cases!
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