How to block spoilers on Facebook and Twitter

WASHINGTON — Don’t you hate when your so-called friends on Facebook discuss the details of “Mad Men” or “Game of Thrones” before you’ve had the chance to watch the episode?

Since it’s impossible to impose a “spoiler alert” throughout social media, some resort to avoiding Twitter and Facebook until they’ve had the chance to view the show.

But you can avoid spoilers without unplugging, including filters for Twitter and Facebook.

Earlier, CNET detailed the Chrome extension Silencer, which filters material you’re not ready to discuss.

Now, one of the easiest ways to block avoid reading details of your favorite show or the score of the game you recorded is a Google Chrome extension for Spoiler Shield, which is also available for mobile iOS and Android devices.

Click on the photo below for a step-by-step guide of how to set up and use Spoiler Shield for Chrome:

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