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Ah 2017, the year fake news took over our timelines, and the attendant hand-wringing took over our lives. It's not as if we needed more things to disturb us on Facebook -- we've been FOMO-gnashing our teeth to dust for a decade, after all. As this year comes to a close, I encourage you to gird yourself for the certain onslaught to come. Take two seconds and install News Feed Eradicator for Facebook, a Chrome extension that does exactly what it says, and in so doing, will preserve the teensy shred of sanity you have left.

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Dear Lifehacker, I often see the same news story on my Facebook timeline from the sites that I like/follow (including yours). Sometimes they reappear two or three times over a period of 24 hours. Do you have any idea how it works or why it happens? Also, is there a way to make it stop? I use an iPhone with the standard Facebook app if that helps.