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Game of Thrones
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Here's how you can avoid spoilers for Game of Thrones (and other shows)

For the web is dark and full of terrors.

IF YOU’RE A Game of Thrones fan, you’re probably having a tough time avoiding spoilers until you get home.

It’s a tough one but there are a few methods to keep yourself spoiler-free until you get home to watch it (or any other show for that matter).

Block keywords on Twitter/Facebook

Picking out the right words is key as it’s better to choose a number of them instead of just the one. For Game of Thrones, the title is one example, but terms like ‘GOT’, ‘Lannister’, ‘spoilers’ and any word that’s even closely resembles ‘death’, ‘killed’ or ‘died’ is a good bet.

If you’re avoiding them on Twitter, you have two options If you’re on Tweetdeck, this option is already built in but if not, you can use something like Larry Filter which blocks keywords and users that you don’t want to see on Twitter’s main site.

Game of thrones spoilers

On Facebook, there’s no built-in method for blocking keywords on personal pages so you’ll have to rely on plugins again. Probably the best option is Social Fixer which allows you to filter your news feed and hide any posts that dare speak about it.

If you manage a page, however, then you can block keywords directly through the moderation blocklist. When you’re using your page, go into Settings and click Page Moderation and add in whatever words you choose. Good if you don’t want anyone else to spoil the episode for you.

Block keywords on web results

Inevitably, there will be some sites that will offer recaps and summaries of each episode, or reactions from its cast, crew or random people. That requires you to go a step further and block browser content entirely.

FoxFilter and WebCensor are two good examples and go a long way towards shielding your eyes from any articles or updates that may discuss it. It’s worth adding as many words as you can think of so you don’t stumble upon anything that might ruin the finale for you.

GAme of Thrones Web Censor in action.

And there you have it. Now you can go on your merry way and be free from spoilers until you get home.

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First published 12.40pm

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