Donald Trump has dominated the political landscape since he announced he was running for president and now a Google app developer is trying to put a stop to it.
The app was released on Christmas Eve and was created by self-described “punk-rock technologist” Rob Spectre.
“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,” the Trump Filter description reads.
“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,” the app claims.
Spectre told CNN Money he hopes people will use the app and look at other candidates instead.
Many on social media were unimpressed:
@HuffingtonPost Liberals vs Freedom of Speech when they don't like what they hear
— Debra (@Bubbachitchat1) January 2, 2016
— With Trump We Win! (@SaveAmerica15) January 1, 2016
@HuffPostPol chicken sh.. Or scared of the truth
— waitingonelection (@hughes_wanda) January 1, 2016
— viva el trump (@vivaeltrump) January 1, 2016
@Variety Goggle Chrome should not be filtering or blocking anyone. You do it to one person then another because you disagree. SAD.
— Gisela (@3GManagement) January 1, 2016
— Doug Willrett (@betterbugs) December 28, 2015
— Robert Inks (@TAGOS22) December 31, 2015
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