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Interactive video lesson plan for: The Streisand Effect - Trying to Hide Things On The Internet I INTO CONTEXT

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One of the biggest news stories this Christmas was the (un-)cancelled release of Sony Pictures' movie "The Interview". In the movie, Seth Rogan and James Franco try to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. After terror threats against movie theatres showing the film, Sony cancelled the release of the movie. This ultimately increased the movies attention and made the later online release the most successful one this year. Actually, there is a name for this kind of phenomenon: the Streisand Effect. In this episode of INTO CONTEXT, Indy explains why it's not always smart to try to hide things on the internet.

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BLAST FROM THE PAST is a ride through history - Join Indy in discovering the world’s greatest inventions and ideas in BETTER TOASTERS, put current events INTO CONTEXT and see how 20TH CENTURY WOMEN shaped our modern world.

History is a result of cause and effect, everything is connected. INTO CONTEXT gives you a better perspective on current events and how they were shaped by modern history. Join us every Tuesday when Indy helps you understand the present by analyzing the past.

Presented by: Indy Neidell
Written by: Indy Neidell, Benjamin Gockel
Directed By: Daniel Czepelczauer
Director of Photography: Markus Kretzschmar
Sound: Markus Kretzschmar
Sound Design: Bojan Novic
Editing: Markus Kretzschmar
Producer: David Voss & Daniel Czepelczauer

A Mediakraft Networks original channel
Based on a concept by Spartacus Olsson and Indiana Neidell
Visual conception: Astrid Deinhard-Olsson
Executive Producers: Astrid Deinhard-Olsson, Spartacus Olsson
Head of Production: Carolin Hengholt
Producer: Daniel Czepelczauer
Social Media Producer: Hendrik Sontheim
Social Media Manager: Florian Wittig
Project Manager: Sarah Völker
Lead Writer: Indy Neidell

BETTER TOASTERS based on an idea by Indiana Neidell
INTO CONTEXT based on an idea by Spartacus Olsson
20TH CENTURY WOMEN based on an idea by Linnea Sundquist

Contains material licensed from British Pathé
All rights reserved - © Mediakraft Networks GmbH, 2014

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