Mail Cleaner: a Chrome extension to mitigate the effects of accidental exposure to the Daily Mail
I came across a Safari extension by Andy Beaumont that mitigates the effects of accidentally following a link to a Daily Mail page by replacing the page with the same content filtered through Instapaper’s page cleaner. This eliminates comments, adverts, the awful misogyny of the Sidebar of Shame, and saves you from the self-hatred that comes from being lured into following links to other parts of the digital rag. I decided to make a similar extension for a browser I actually use: Chrome.
It’s all part of my ongoing campaign of attrition against the toxic influence on society that is the Daily Mail.
You can install the extension via the Chrome Web Store—I had to pay $5 for the privilege of being able to put extensions on there, so I hope you appreciate it!
The source code is on GitHub in case you want to improve it, modify it, or do anything else you wish.