Spanish tantrums and the Streisand effect
An excellent example of the Streisand effect, when someone tries to hide information but the internet amplifies it. The Spanish and their love for censorship have achieved just the opposite to what they originally intended with an interview from the public Irish TV (RTE) to a Catalan girl in Barcelona right after the World Cup final. The girl in question says “I hate Spain, I am Catalan not Spanish. Spanish people is idiot”. . (Correction) The Spanish embassy in Dublin have sent an official letter of complaint to RTE regarding the interview.
By the way, if you want to see a Spanish tantrum wait until tomorrow. The Catalan Parliament are voting whether to ban bullfighting in Catalonia or not. What started in Catalonia as a debate to stop a barbaric tradition with barely no supporters has been interpreted by the Spanish as a national issue, an offense and an attack to their national identity (even though the Canary Islands forbid them almost two decades ago and noone cared), go figure. We’ll see what happens, I’ll keep you updated.