Senate Candidate David Jolly Didn't Want You to Know About His Scientology Ties - 2016-04-06
Back in 2003, photographer Kenneth Adelman was working on a project that documented the coastline of California, which includes the cliffs of Malibu, which happens to include the home of Barbara Streisand. Adelman posted his photos online, and, well, not many people actually bothered to pay attention to the project. Except, oddly, Streisand herself. She sued Adelman for invasion of privacy. Of course, the lawsuit made headlines, and hundreds of thousands of people ended up seeking out the photo.
The point is, if you're trying to hide something from the public, don't let the public know you're trying to hide it. The resulting pique in interest has come to be known as "The Streisand Effect."
Apparently no one on Rep. David Jolly's U.S. Senate campaign staff was aware of this particular reality. They also didn't seem to know that a certain segment of the press keeps a keen eye on edits to the Wikipedia pages of members of Congress.