There’s a new Google Chrome extension by the name of the Trump Filter, and its creator said its purpose is to block all references to the Republican presidential candidate while you browse the Internet. The app was launched on December 24 and was developed by self-proclaimed “Internet Mathemagician” Rob Spectre. The add-on is available in the Chrome web store.
“I hope folks will take this opportunity to learn more about the wide field of candidates out there,” Spectre told CNNMoney.“Eliminate Donald Trump from all your web browsing without leaving the Internet. Donald simply disappears from your view of every web page,” developer Rob Spectre wrote on his Trump Filter website.
“Simply install the Chrome extension through the Chrome Web Store and you’ll never have to see Donald Trump on the Internet again.”According to the Trump Filter website, the extension may be set to three separate levels “based on how much you want to avoid the Donald.”
According to The Hill, the levels are “mild,” “aggressive” and “vindictive.” It’s part of the “antidote” for Trump’s “toxic candidacy.”On his website, Spectre wrote that he was not “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,” he added. “People are looking to turn him off and with the Trump Filter they can.” Spectre said.
He said he created the extension to take the spotlight off Trump and give concerned citizens the opportunity to actually focus on other candidates and learn about the issues.
Spectre apologized to users that he is unable to filter Trump from their televisions as well.
“Tragically, Trump Filter cannot be installed on your television,” he wrote. “However, we hope that enough installs will be a strong signal to the international media that America is ready to move on from this inveterate jackass.”
Spectre wrote that the Trump Filter is open source and does not track your web usage. The website promises to “make America great again.” Spectre also has a Chrome extension to filter out references to retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Essentially, the chrome add on allows users to eliminate mentions and photos of the Republican presidential candidate online, creating a Trump-free internet.
Spectre’s goal behind the extension’s creation is reportedly to transfer the spotlight from Trump to other candidates, as well as the issues America is facing in the lead-up to next year’s presidential election.
“I hope folks will take this opportunity to learn more about the wide field of candidates out there,” he told CNNMoney. “People are looking to turn him off.“