If you've used Facebook at all this election cycle, your news feed has likely been brimming with political memes, sanctimonious posts belittling candidates and their voter bases, or even fake news spreading conspiracy theories. While Facebook's team has struggled to weed those last ones out, Grandma's hollering against Hillary Clinton's emails, or your coworkers rants against Donald Trump can become overwhelming, and these conversations often go awry, devolving into heated arguments and personal attacks by from sides of the political spectrum.
We're less than a week away from Election Day, but if you're sick of the squabbling, there's an answer to your prayers. Two Google Chrome extensions, Remove All Politics From Facebook and Elections Filter promise to keep your web browsing activities politics-free.
Remove All Politics from Facebook does just what it says. It functions as a toggle switch. Switch the switch to "on" to see politics news; switch it off to keep the news away. "Unfortunately memes will still exist. But we will do our best to take care of the rest," the developer said.
Here's a screenshot of this reporter's Facebook feed with the filter turned on (meaning political news will appear):