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U.S.: Social Media Users Say 'No Politics Please'
Source: govtech.com
Source Date: Monday, October 08, 2012
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: United States
Created: Oct 16, 2012

As Election Day approaches, fervent political Facebook discussions become more common, but some people just aren't interested. A new Internet browser extension, called No Politics Please, was created for people who would rather not be exposed to heated political debates while catching up with family and friends online, Phys.org reported.

"I'm not anti-politics but on Facebook people are looking for a more pleasurable experience," creator Kevin Faul said. "It seems like Facebook was starting to get overrun with political posts. I think people want Facebook to be a friendly place."

Faul made the extension in his spare time and said he never expected to get such a positive response from his creation. He now plans to possibly create a Twitter version of the extension.

The filter used by the extension is also customizable, so users can filter out any topic or keyword they prefer not to read about.
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