New Chrome extension to block out online hate

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The internet can be a minefield of hate and abuse, a problem Canadian operation Soothe is trying to tackle with its new Chrome extension - Soothe. Using a simple and clean UI, it allows users to select topics such as Homophobic, Racist, Sexist, Transphobic, Violent and Sexually Violent, and once selected all such content will be blurred out. Developed in Ottawa in conjunction with the #HackHarassment drive to fight harassment and abuse, and part of a competition sponsored by Major League Hacking, once users have selected the topics they no longer want to see, the software will then blur it…

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