In October 2017 I wrote about escaping the news and my difficulties with social media apps. To continue with this theme, I discovered a method to remove news article suggestions from the Google Chrome browser on my Android Nexus 5x phone and Nexus 7 tablet.
The left-pane of the three-panel image shows the Google Chrome browser displaying news article suggestions by default. To disable this:
- Enter chrome://flags in the browser search bar
The middle-pane of the image shows various browser settings in this well-hidden menu.
- Scroll down to the setting labeled Show server-side suggestions on the New Tab page and select Disable in the dropdown box. Press the Relaunch Now button that appears at the bottom to save the settings
The right-pane of the image displays new, blank Google Chrome tabs without any news article suggestions.