Would you filter out bad news if you could?
The developers got this idea when a colleague organised an office mental health day to make the team think about the impact technology has on well-being.
“We knew from other research that many young people are turning away from news because it was affecting their mental health,” said Grandjean.
The web browser extension can remember all trigger words added by a user and blurs out sensitive content every time they visit the homepage. They have the option to unmute it and read the article at any time.
The developers see the limitations of such approach. For example, editorial judgement is needed to see how a topic is reported on.
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