Streisand Effect

What is the advertising value of a ban?

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In a recent case of private companies exercising their right to de-platform voices they disagreed with, the controversial Alex Jones and his Infowars content was banned from various social media sites.  They included YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, iHeartRadio, MailChimp, Disqus, LinkedIn, Flickr, Pinterest and several others.

The curious thing is that these different organisations all chose to exercise their legal right not to host Alex and the Infowars content contemporaneously. Does this prove there is an ‘Info War’? Was it a coordinated takedown and thus some form of restrictive trade practice?  Zerohedge has the story. Quote. Read more »

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Bob McCoskrie loves the Streisand Effect

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via 3 News

Hayden Donnell at 3 News has noticed that Family First frequently boosts the publications or events they protest against due to the Streisand Effect.   He had an email exchange with Family First director Bob McCoskrie:

“Hi Hayden. The problem with your thesis is that you’re suggesting that if we just stay silent, the problem will go away.

Anything but!

It’s when these events happen that we can raise the concerns that so many have about, for example, the harms of porn and the pornography industry,” he wrote. Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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Bob McCoskrie is Steve Crow’s best marketing tool

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I honestly don’t get why Family First don’t understand the Streisand Effect.  They continue to blunder into promoting the very things they are dead set against.

A complaint has been lodged with the police over the planned Boobs on Bikes parade in Auckland. Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

It’s illegal for us to buy this NZ book, but the rest of the world can

American publishing house Polis Books plan to publish Into the River, by Ted Dawe, in hardcover and as an e-book after founder Jason Pinter heard about the New Zealand ban.

“Any time a book is banned, all it serves to do is get the book more readers,” he told Radio New Zealand’sMorning Report.

“This is how I heard about the book, to begin with – I was actually on holiday with my family, and it made me want to read the book.”

There are no plans to restrict the age of American readers, although Mr Pinter said Polis would recommend that readers be over 13, as parents tended to buy for their children and might want to be aware of its more sensitive themes.

Why don’t crazies like Family First ever consider the Streisand Effect?  Instead of saving kids from being exposed to material they deem unsuitable, they now have achieved an even greater market for the book.   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Book banning still alive and well in NZ

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Bob McCoskrie is an idiot.

He has moved to have an award winning book banned after it has been on the market for more than two years. Has he not heard of the Streisand Effect? Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Streisand effect blows back on “villainous” Timaru taxi company

A Timaru taxi company reported a bloke to the Police who was picking up and taking his pissed mates home instead of using their cabs.

Businesses who lay vexatious complaints with Police to further their own business interests disgust me…and it appears it disgusts people in Timaru too.

Timaru Taxis has come out swinging, saying it has been made to look villainous after complaining about a driver who says he was just picking up his mates.

On Thursday Timaru man Karl Anglem spoke out, saying he only picks up family and friends, after being issued with a warning from police following a complaint by the taxi company.

Officially, the warning forbids Anglem from operating an unlicensed transport service. Patrons cheered for him and shook his hand as he walked into the Richard Pearse Tavern in Timaru on Thursday night, Anglem said.

But in a statement on Friday, Timaru Taxis chairman of directors Brian Christian said his company was being made to look bad.

“It seems that we are being made to look like the villains in all of this. Our main concerns are to do with safety and compliance,” he said.

Anglem stated he received no payment for his services, yet said had accepted petrol money, Christian said. He added his company’s drivers were simply trying to make a living.

“Our owners and drivers pay a lot of money for the right to try to eke out an honest living.

“It’s not just the cost of licensing but the cost of insurances, registration, and certificates of fitness for vehicles, which costs a lot more than a standard Warrant of Fitness. We are all subject to police vetting to make sure we are a fit and proper person to operate a taxi,” Christian said.

“We are also governed by driving hours. Mr Anglem can work a normal day for his employer and then still be out driving at 2am to 4am. Is this safe? I think not.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Rod Jenden smashes Herald reporter Michael Botur back right in the face

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The other day I highlighted a shabby blackmail attempt against Wet & Forget founder Rod Jenden by NZ Herald journalist Michael Botur.

Well Rod Jenden isn’t one to take such threats lightly and so on his blog he has published the email correspondence and the audio and to cap it all off he is offering a “Blackmail Special”.

I think Michael Botur may have played the wrong game with Rod Jenden.

The Streisand Effect is working in reverse of what he clearly intended…and not one of the media outlets he shopped the story to have run it.   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Happy Birthday to my most favourite effect: The Streisand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f0K6glgQJw

Exactly ten years ago today, the internet finally gave a name to one of its favorite phenomenons, the Streisand Effect. Or: 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. Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Patrick Lee-Lo tries to fight back

Yesterday I blogged about Patrick Lee-lo and his junket and posted a photograph.

That evening I received a letter attempting to get me to take it down claiming copyright.

Letter from InCleanMag

Unfortunately for Ms Taranto a snarky and overly legalised letter to me doesn’t really work.  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Colin Craig is the stupidest man on earth

Colin Craig is genuinely stupid. He has issued a legal threat to satirical blogger Ben Uffindel at The Civilian. You have to read it to believe it…surely this is some sort of pisstake.

I mean high priced corporate lawyer, John McKay  can’t even get his client’s name right.

MrCrag

I mean WTF? Who is Mr Crag and what did he say? Can you believe this?  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.