Today in awesome: A new Google Chrome extension will block any and all Trump-related news from showing up in your browser. Trump Filter, created by Rob Spectre, has been created to completely erase Donald Trump from your online experience.
Trump Filter scans websites for references to the Republican presidential candidate. Anywhere that Trump is mentioned, you’ll be presented with a blank space instead. The filter removes content based on three levels of sensitivity, which are set by the user. You can opt for “mild,” “aggressive,” or “vindictive.”
According to CNN Money, Donald Trump’s entire Twitter page goes blank on the mild setting. On the vindictive setting, entire news sites, such as CNN and Google News, go completely blank. Spectre also told CNN Money that he created the extension to give prospective voters the chance to actually learn about issues and shift their attention to other candidates.
“I am doing this out of a profound sense of annoyance and patriotic duty,” Spectre wrote on his website. “[I was not] put up to this by the Republican or Democratic Parties, the Obama Administration, my mother or any other possible sphere of influence.”
The app makes does make two exceptions: one for the Google Chrome app and one for the Trump Filter website in order to keep the extension searchable and shareable for all interested parties.
Spectre also pointed out that while no filter for television exists yet, he hopes “that enough installs will be a strong signal to the international media that America is ready to move on from this inveterate jackass.”
The code for the Trump Filter’s code is open source, and can be modified and contributed to on GitHub.
This is not the first Trump-focused extension to exist. Politico discovered one extension that changes all references to Trump to Voldemort, the not-so-lovable villain from the Harry Potter series. You can also direct your browser to FriendsWhoLikeTrump.com, which sends you to a Facebook search page with a list of your friends who “like” the candidate on the social network.
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