If this liberal web programmer has his way, and you’ve downloaded his new feature on your internet browser, you won’t even be seeing this article. So it’s safe to say he’s failed on that point…
As reported by the Washington Times, there’s a new Google Chrome [browser] extension which allows people to cleanse all mentions and photographs of Donald Trump while they surf the net.
Trump Filter is a Chrome extension that searches websites for references to the Republican presidential candidate and replaces it with a blank space.
“Eliminate Donald Trump from all your web browsing without leaving the Internet,” a description for Trump Filter boasts. “In a political atmosphere where ascendance can be manufactured through attention, the only way to deflate Trump’s political star is through suffocation. Trump can only lose if we turn off the TV.
I can’t say I understand the logic here. The only people who are going to use the extension already weren’t going to vote for Trump – so how is this going to suffocate his campaign?
“Thus, the Trump Filter is presented as part of the antidote for this toxic candidacy. This Chrome extension will identify parts of a web page likely to contain Donald Trump and erase them from the Internet. Share with your friends and eliminate the only currency Trump can spend to win: brand recognition,” the description reads.
Unfortunately for this liberal, Trump’s brand recognition spreads far past the internet (where he has nearly a combined 10 million Facebook and Twitter followers). On television, Trump receives more attention than all other Republican candidates combined.
The extension launched on Christmas Eve and was developed by Rob Spectre, a self-described “punk rock technolologist.”
“I hope folks will take this opportunity to learn more about the wide field of candidates out there,” Mr. Spectre told CNN.
And by “wide field of candidates” he means the three Democrats.
I personally hope people will take this opportunity to realize that the same extension can be made for news pertaining to Hillary and Bernie.
[Note: This article was authored by The Analytical Economist]