Hillary Clinton’s official entry into the presidential race proved to be the Facebook tipping point for me.
Once again, some relatives and friends began sharing crazy stories, memes and downright sexist rants about Secretary Clinton. To a lesser extent, I had seen similar posts railing against Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.
With the long 2016 campaign now underway, I expected once again to be forced to hide posts from certain Facebook friends (you know who you are) — same tactic I used in 2012. But I truly missed seeing nonpolitical posts and photos from those Facebook friends.
Surely, I thought, there must be a way to filter out content from your Facebook feed using key words.
Enter Social Fixer, a browser plug-in that lets users customize their Facebook feed — including the ability to hide posts automatically that contain certain key words. More than 1 million people already have downloaded Social Fixer.