Streisand effect

/ˈstraɪzənd əfɛkt/ (say 'struyzuhnd uhfekt)

noun
the paradoxical effect of an unwelcome increase in public attention caused by efforts to suppress information which has escaped into the public arena.
{from the 2003 case of Barbra Streisand who tried to suppress online images of her Malibu home taken in an aerial survey but found, as a consequence, more and more people became aware of the existence of the images and viewed them}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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