Bye Rupert Chrome Extension Blocks All News Corp Australia Sites

Bye Rupert Chrome Extension Blocks All News Corp Australia Sites
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Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch hasn’t made himself any new friends with his heartless, self-promoting and inaccurate tweet following the fatal Sydney siege. If you’d prefer not to fill his coffers further, Bye Rupert is a Chrome extension which automatically blocks all News Corp web sites.

The extension has an Australian focus, so it will block the main news.com.au site and associated newspaper properties such as the Daily Telegraph and Herald-Sun. It doesn’t appear to affect all overseas Murdoch-owned titles — the Wall Street Journal, for instance, is still allowed through.

Once installed, any time you click on a link to a News-owned property on the block list, you’ll instead see a pop-up saying “Title has been blocked”. (There’s also a similar extension, Murdoch Block, for Firefox.)

Bye Rupert [Chrome Web Store]

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