Net Neutrality: The Reddit Filter.

Don’t get me wrong net neutrality is needed, I think we deserve a free and open internet and we aren’t going to let Ajit Pai/The FCC take that away from us.

If you’re like me you’ve already contacted your congressperson and have written comments on the FCCs page but that’s really all we can do. I love seeing all the promotion for net neutrality and battleforthenet.com but at least in the past 24 hours it’s gone a bit overboard on reddit.

I went about 20 pages deep on /r/all and still just about every other post was about net neutrality.

For me that’s a bit overboard, I like net neutrality as much as the next person but I also enjoy browsing reddit in my free time and this makes it almost impossible to enjoy. So I decided to look into what I can do to filter out most if not all of those posts.

If you didn’t know there’s a handy little Chrome and Firefox plugin out there called RES which stands for Reddit Enhancement Suite. RES allows you to create filters on reddit, anywhere from your own custom filters to pre-built ones they have. I have the options for my filter below. Doing this helped make reddit a bit more enjoyable for the day until these posts pass over, just remember to disable the filter once you believe its finished.

 

  1. Go to RES Settings > Subreddits > filteReddit
  2. Turn on “Use Reddit Filters”

3. Set custom filters

4. Click “Save Options” in the top right and check out https://www.reddit.com/r/all