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Escaping the news and my difficulties with social media apps

I’ve had enough.  I took a bold step last night and wiped several apps, mostly social media, from my mobile phone and tablet.  I am on a quest.  I must escape…the news.

A partial list of social media applications available in the Google Play store

I watch little network broadcast television at home but it feels like I am subjected to a barrage of news headlines where I least expect them.  Simply opening the Google Chrome browser on my Android phone reveals a miniature headline and thumbnail graphic by CNN:  Las Vegas gunman planned to escape after massacre, sheriff says.

Thanks, but what does that have to do with my need to purchase a replacement utensil basket for my dishwasher?

There must be a way to disable news headlines from the Google Chrome application on my smartphone.  I can’t find a setting so unfortunately I’ll have to search the web for a workaround.  Oh shucks, it’s a vicious cycle.

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