Tired of Trump? There is now an app for that. The so-called “Trump Filter,” which can be downloaded for free, claims to remove all things Donald from your Chome browser in order to “make the internet great again.”
Some people say the new app is almost like building a giant wall around Donald Trump in order to keep him out.
The Trump filter was developed by Rob Spectre, and it’s an extension on Google Chrome that purports to be the “antidote” for what it calls Donald Trump’s “toxic candidacy” and that downloading the app is a step toward making America great again, playing on Trump’s campaign slogan. The implication is that Donald Trump and those who support his candidacy for president are the very elements that work against the greatness of America.
The filter can be found and downloaded at trumpfilter.com.
The filter has three settings that include mild, aggressive and vindictive. The three settings range from eliminating a web page of its text referring to Trump, to completely blocking entire news sites.
Spectre explained his motivation behind developing the Trump filter in an interview with CNN.
“I hope folks will take this opportunity to learn more about the wide field of candidates out there.”
He further explained that the extension was created in an effort to remove the relentless media spotlight trained on Trump often makes headlines because of controversial statements, as well as his penchant for insulting not only individuals, but large groups of people. He is criticized for language that many see as racist, or anti-woman. At one point, Trump poked fun at a reporter’s disabilities.
Adding the Trump Filter extension and blocking the Donald from your Chrome browser, Spectre hopes, will give citizens the opportunity to learn about the other candidates running for president, and to learn about the issues facing the country.
Spectre also noted there is a segment of the voting population that simply does not want to see Trump pop up in their browser at all. Spectre was blunt in his assessment of how many do view the often-bombastic candidate.
“People are looking to turn him off.”
The FAQ section of the Trump Filter page also states that Spectre is not receiving any money from the making of the extension.
“…Nor was I put up to this by the Republican or Democratic Parties, the Obama Administration, my mother or any other possible sphere of influence. I am doing this out of a profound sense of annoyance and patriotic duty.”
This is not the first Google Chrome extension that is having a little fun with the 2016 election at the expense of the candidates. One man, Byron Clark, created PC2Respect, a Google Chrome extension that changes the words “political correctness” — something that many GOP candidates have taken repeated issues with — to “treating people with respect” in an effort to “make the internet a nicer place.”
Furthermore, it’s not the first time that a Google Chrome extension has been developed in an open and direct move against Donald Trump, who continues to lead the field in the GOP primary race. There is also Trumpweb, a Google Chrome extension created by Patrick Hogan that adds ridiculous Donald Trump quotes to every mention of his name.
What do you think? Are any of these extensions something you would consider adding in order to rid your Internet experiences of all things Trump-related, or just to get a chuckle every time Trump does pop up in the news?
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