You need to login to do this. This entry is trivia, which is cool and all, but not a trope. On a work, it goes on the Trivia tab. Barbra Streisand doesn’t want you to see this picture, so please don’t look at it. If it becomes known that someone of power, fame, or influence is using strong measures to attempt to suppress a piece of information or a work, then many people will want to know what it is even if they never cared before. Something horribly embarrassing or personal about you is released — anything from a sex tape to an unflattering photograph to the nickname you had when you were younger — and you want to keep it out of the public eye.
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This existed before the Internet was even a gleam in DARPA’s eye, but since the spread of information is much faster, easier, and more difficult to prevent across the Internet than through other means, it is far more widespread and effective now.