Clickbait Blocker

Clickbait Blocker

Automatically block sites known for being click-baity, and allow custom settings to add or remove sites from those lists.

What is Clickbait Blocker?

Clickbait Blocker is a Chrome extension by ian@iancarrico.com. This extension has 114 weekly active users, a poor user rating of 1.00, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 3 months ago. The latest version, 0.0.3, was updated 6 years ago.

Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-11-12
Stats date:
Users: 114
Rating: 1.00 (1)
Version: 0.0.3 (Last updated: 2016-11-17)
Creation date: 2016-11-17
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
Featured: No
Size: 28.15K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Summary
Let's face it, there is a lot of clickbait out there. There are many site's whose entire existence is to create inflamed article titles so that you click on them. Sometimes, it is easy to know that there are to be ignored, sometimes it is more difficult.

Clickbait Blocker is a free and opensource Chrome extension that is built to allow you to be warned when hitting a known Clickbait site. This can be ignored, or added to an allowed list of sites you trust. More features on the way. 

The list of sites is free and available on GitHub— additions or removals are welcome on the GitHub repository: 

https://github.com/clickbait/clickbait-blocker-sites

The full source code can be seen also on GitHub: 

https://github.com/clickbait/clickbait-blocker
Safety
Risk impact

Clickbait Blocker requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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Risk likelihood

Clickbait Blocker may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
Didn't block common clickbait like zergnet.com
by Michael Spivey Michael Spivey, 2018-02-07
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Manifest

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

{
  "update_url": "https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx",
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "name": "Clickbait Blocker",
  "description": "Automatically block sites known for being click-baity, and allow custom settings to add or remove sites from those lists.",
  "version": "0.0.3",
  "content_scripts": [
    {
      "matches": [
        "http://*/*",
        "https://*/*"
      ],
      "js": [
        "content_scripts.bundle.js"
      ]