The Free Internet Plugin! - Chrome Web Store
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Removes known paywalled sites from your search results.

A free Internet is a better Internet. This Chrome browser plugin removes paywalled content from Google search results. If you don’t want to pay for the story, the headline shouldn’t be an option. The business model of paywalls—i.e. annoy the user with a bait-and-switch ad a hundred times, when they convert and pay every month until they die—hinders the internet’s ability to be a free and open experience. Hacker Noon believes that if the user doesn’t want to run into a paywall, they should be able to filter paywalled content out of its search results and newsfeeds. This plugin removes known paywalled sites from your Google results. The Free Internet Plugin is open sourced on Hacker Noon’s github. Suggestions to improve the plugin are much appreciated!

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Keith BeckmanNov 22, 2023

Might be great if it were updated, but doesn't seem to block anything at all currently.

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Programadores AnónimosMay 13, 2021

perfect! I like the idea of the plugin. I was looking for something like this! Thanks!

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Alexander MucklowMay 13, 2021

Was looking for something exactly like this, no longer haunted by paywalled news sites.

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