cw: chrome extension
what's a CW?
You should read
as a primer.
In short, a
CW is a way of tagging a piece of content.
It's done in practice by starting a post with "
Content Warning, and it helps people make
decisions about what content they see.
Content which may cause other users to experience distress should be
what this plugin does
CW is a tool for blurring out facebook posts that you don't
Here are some common scenarios:
- a user of a group forgets to add a CW/CN/TW.
- a user forgets to hide a potentially triggering photo in
In these scenarios,
CW can hide content you don't want to see.
2. You'll see a new icon in the top right corner of your Browser. It will look like
3. Click the icon to start using the plugin.
enabled - This switch controls whether the plugin is
CW/TW/CN only - If enabled, only posts which have been
with CW/TW/CN will be blocked.
Now, you can enter
tags to filter content by. Just type and press enter.
To hide Facebook posts about "Mother's Day", you might
To pick effective tags, try to use the
least specific term possible ("mother" vs. "mother's day").
To delete a tag you don't want anymore, just click it and press delete or
how it works
If they're found, they are hidden with some fun
Any time the page loads more data, this process is
CW performs no explicit network calls.
All data is stored locally, in chrome's local storage
As of 0.4,
stored data is unencrypted.
What we store:
- the tags you have inputted
- the state of the plugin (switches, for
This means that if someone compromises your computer, they will
be able to find the list of tags on your computer. If you are not OK with this, you
not use CW.
There are plans to support at-rest encryption in the future using a PIN /
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