Adventures in “gay” ad blocking

I hate this ubiquitous “gay” rainbow garbage. First, I can’t stand what has been done to the word “gay” and I detest the appropriation of a sign of God’s benevolence to promote a totalitarian agenda.

I noticed at the bottom corner of my Tweetdeck page (really useful for Twitter) that there was a little “gay” logo with the tweety-bird on it.

I immediately found a different program for Twitter, Tweeten, which is similar. Maybe you have suggestions.

In any event, I determined also to defeat that infernal “gay” logo.

Enter: AdBlocker for Chrome

Right click the little bugger (pun intended) and block it selectively using the AdBlocker option on the mini-menu that pops up.

Gone.

But wait!  There’s more.

Look how tiny it is on Explorer.  It’s as if they are sneaking it in so that it’s subliminal.

I never use this browser, so I am not sure about blocking this element.

However, it showed up in Firefox, full-size as it did in Chrome.  BLOCKED.

The offending element is

tweetdeck.twitter.com##.tweetdeck-logo.height–24.width–26.color-transparent.txt-size–0

I don’t want this garbage shoved at me every time I look at the screen.

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3 Responses to Adventures in “gay” ad blocking

  1. Father, I see you are using Windows 7. If it makes things better, I use the Twitter client that Twitter put out in the Windows store and it seems to work well for me (and plus, it doesn’t have that infernal logo as well). You might think about upgrading to Windows 10 (after all, Windows 7 support ends after January of next year) and trying the UWP Twitter client found in the Windows store.

  2. MitisVis says:

    You may also want to look at Ghostery as some extra control of unwanted meddling.
    I also use Win7 and many other OS’s

  3. Tito Edwards says:

    You may want to try using the Brave browser. It uses the same engine as Chrome, ie, Chromium, so you can transfer all of your bookmarks & passwords over without a hitch. And they block ads for you without a plugin. It’s safe, fast, & user-friendly.

    Want an added benefit?

    Brendan Eich is the CEO of Brave, the same Brendan Eich that was pushed out of Firefox (he founded Mozilla, the progenitor of Firefox) because he donated the maximum amount to the ‘Proposition 8’ campaign in California to keep marriage traditional.