Countering Online Criticism and Avoiding the Streisand Effect


This is the story of a murder and the unfortunate public relations consequences of such. In your entire professional life as a PR person, you will probably never find yourself representing a murderer wanting to clear their name. However, you will consistently have clients that are criticized online, either directly or through Web sites like VerizonSucks.com. When they ask you, or more likely ask their lawyers to try and suppress that speech, you have to be able to advise your client of the consequences.

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