The New York Post story and the “Streisand Effect”

The New York Post story and the “Streisand Effect”

The explosion caused by yesterday’s exclusive New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s errant laptop was of the thermonuclear variety. Holy moly, it set off a chain of events that is causing widespread damage far more just the Biden candidacy.

And all because the sunken-chested Leftists at Twitter and Facebook decided to suppress the story.

Anyone attempting to share via the Twitter share button at the New York Post was prevented from doing so. You received this message.

But today trying to share from the Twitter share button at the Post story got you this message:

New York Post story share: Something went wrong

Yesterday, I found a work-around. Instead of pressing the Twitter share button at the top of the story, I copied the link and pasted it into a tweet. Twitter didn’t block my tweeting it when I did that.

However, if you click on the link I tweeted, Twitter gives you this message:

Twitter even went so far as to suspend the verified Twitter account of the New York Post for having the temerity to report this explosive story.

Major conservatives on Twitter are also getting suspended for sharing the contents of the story – including White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEneny.

But Twitter’s interference in this story didn’t stop there.

In their “What’s Happening” side bar, this story has been front and center since yesterday evening:

Twitter fact checks New York Post story with ludicrous WaPo report

How the Washington Post can claim Biden did not force out the prosecutor in Ukraine when Biden himself is on video bragging about forcing him out in exchange for a billion dollars in loan guarantees is a mystery to me. Then again, the WaPo is pretty much a Biden campaign spokesman at this point.

Twitter is bound and determined to protect Biden’s scrawny ass even if it means suppressing a story as significant as this.

But if Twitter’s objective was to suppress the story, they’ve pretty much done the polar opposite.

The New York Post story has exploded – all thanks to Twitter’s tireless effort to hide it.

It’s the old “Streisand Effect.”

Just for background, the term “the Streisand Effect” was coined after a photographer took an aerial picture of the Malibu coastline that included Barbra Streisand’s estate. Streisand sued the photographer for violating her privacy. And thanks to the lawsuit, that photo garnered far more attention than it would have if Streisand simply kept her mouth shut.

And the Streisand Effect was born.

By making an enormous deal out of the New York Post story, Twitter sent readership through the roof.

Last night, Tucker Carlson – the host of cable news’ number one watched show – did an entire segment on it.

Had Twitter simply left it alone, the story would have faded into obscurity by the weekend – mostly because every other news outlet would’ve ignored it since they are desperately trying to drag the half-rotted corpse of Joe Biden over the finish line.

By suspending the New York Post and flying into frantic damage-control mode, Twitter did what Streisand did.

And here’s the kicker. The New York Post isn’t done.

This morning, they published a second story about the contents found on Hunter Biden’s laptop – this time dealing with China.

Yesterday’s story drove old Joe back into his basement. I wonder if he’ll be staying there again today.

And while he hides, his campaign spins – even going so far as to accuse the Post of publishing “Russian disinformation” while also claiming the story has been “debunked.”

And by “debunked” they mean, Twitter and Facebook refuse to allow it on their platforms.

That’s not debunking; that’s election interference.

As NY Post’s Miranda Devine put it this morning:

Make no mistake: this is election interference by unaccountable global tech oligarchs to restrict information that might damage the Democratic Party.

The excuses Twitter is giving are lame.

They claim that they won’t allow the story on their site because it was illegally-obtained (it wasn’t).

When President Trump’s tax information was illegally obtained and published by the New York Times just a couple weeks ago, Twitter not only allowed the story on its site, it amplified and promoted it.

A lot of what the New York Post has reported we already knew. The difference is they have documentation from Hunter Biden himself that backs up every claim made – both about Burisma and the Biden family’s links to the Chinese Communist Party.

You really should read the stories at the Post then go back and watch the documentary Chasing the Dragon – which I featured HERE.

All the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place.

And it is clear that Joe Biden has been lying to voters all along about his son’s money-for-influence peddling operation. And, as Miranda Devine wrote in a column yesterday, voters have a right to know what Joe did for his son.

We have a responsibility to be an informed electorate. And Twitter is actively trying to prevent us from being informed. Operative word here is “trying,” because, boy did they fail.

And it’s not just Twitter that wants to keep us uninformed; the pro-Biden media outlets are trying to quash this as well.

In fact, yesterday, in response to the story in the New York Post, The Daily Beast did what it always does – it sought out the computer repairman who turned over Hunter’s laptop in an attempt to smear him.

This reporting is very damaging to the Biden campaign – far more damaging than Joe’s encroaching dementia.

They went all-in on Joe Biden the honorable man of integrity, and one abandoned laptop blew that narrative clean out of the water.

But even more than that, the attempts to suppress the story tore away the curtain and exposed the active, all-hands-on-deck election inference by both Silicon Valley and every major newsroom in America (except the New York Post).

Maybe the Post should send Twitter an edible arrangement as a thank you.

Update:

Part Two from the New York Post is getting the same treatment today.

New York Post Part Two being blocked

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6 thoughts on “The New York Post story and the “Streisand Effect”

  • October 15, 2020 at 10:50 am
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    Love the Streisand lead. It would boil her butt that her image and tie-in were used, which makes this all the sweeter. Great job, as usual, Dianny!

  • October 15, 2020 at 11:19 am
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    I have it on good report, Joe and Hunter, as we speak, are being fitted for cones of shame.
    Needed so they will not lick their wounds.
    Where is, Hunter?

  • October 15, 2020 at 11:26 am
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    And it’s MAGA enthusiasts that do not see the big picture, right?

    How can the self-described “we-know-better-than-you” elites not see what is happening to their self-serving media strategy of forcing blinders onto people that thankfully still live in a free country?

    Thanks for the above link, Dianny, intend to watch “Chasing the Dragon” soon

    ..

  • October 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm
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    Great tie-in to the Streisand Effect, Dianny! Now even more Americans will hear/read about this disgusting business.

  • October 15, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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    I’d quite forgotten about hyperventilating Babs and the aerial photo. I agree with the poster that since she’s a card-carrying leftie prog bastard, she’s likely very chapped that her petulant misdeed is being used to besmirch Joey Fingers! Not that Joey Fingers needs help to denigrate himself. Here I though Pedophile Bill and the Clinton Crime Family were expert crooks, the Biden Crew takes shameless illegality and brazen daylight theft to new lows not seen since the days of Boss Tweed or perhaps Machine Gun Kelly and Ma Barker.

  • October 16, 2020 at 8:27 am
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    This, like Obamagate , is going nowhere. The Ruling Class will string it out until Joe Normal sees a black guy running with a ball and forgets the numerous crimes of the Deep State.

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