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Netflix launches Spoiler Foiler for filtering out Breaking Bad tweets

Fans no longer need to tread lightly on Twitter
Tue Sep 24 2013, 10:02
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TV AND MOVIE STREAMING SERVICE Netflix has launched a tool called The Spoiler Foiler to let users filter out Breaking Bad tweets from their Twitter feeds, just in time for next week's season finale.

Available at, Netflix's tool promises to block potential Breaking Bad spoilers in your Twitter timeline, particular handy for UK based viewers who are sick of treading lightly on the social network due to US tweeters chatting about the crime drama.

Netflix said, "As we get ready for the biggest climax in entertainment history and the final episode of Breaking Bad ever (big sigh), Netflix today launches The Spoiler Foiler, [...] a website for fans to remove any posts on Twitter including any 'spoilers' relating to the show.

"Yes, that means that all those danger words will be blocked out on your Twitter feed with black spaces so they can't be seen!"

On the website, simply log-in with Twitter, and Spoiler Foiler will hunt down 'danger words' and block them. Netflix hasn't said what words it will use to crack down on spoilers, but we're going to take a wild guess with "meth", "Heisenberg" and "OMG".

Users will be offered the option to view a hidden tweet if they wish, perhaps because the tool probably will block innocent tweets about Breaking Bad.

The Spoiler Foiler campaign runs from 23 September to 4 October, so you'll have to make sure you've watched the finale before then. µ


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