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GoT is starting now. Here’s how to avoid spoilers – CNET

Major spoilers may have been leaked about the fight between Daenerys and Cersei happening tonight on Game of Thrones. People who have watched the scenes have been posting on social media and spoiling it for other devoted viewers. Spoilers are almost unavoidable and can creep up in your Facebook Timeline or Tweets, catching you off guard.

The easiest solution would be to stay off social media and all news sites, but that's not realistic. Fortunately, there are a few tweaks you can make to your Twitter and Facebook accounts to prevent spoilers from invading your screen. Also, avoid your office breakroom at all costs!

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Mute keywords and accounts on Twitter

Mute phrases like Game of Thrones or GoT on Twitter.

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1. In the app, tap your notifications (the bell icon). If using a desktop, click on Settings and privacy.

2. Tap Settings. iPhone ($1,000 at Amazon) users can select Muted > Muted words. Android and desktop users can select Muted words.

3. Tap Add (iPhone, desktop) or the + icon (Android). If you follow multiple GoT or Avengers accounts, you'll want to mute those. Mute words like Game of Thrones, GoT, Avengers and popular hashtags.

4. Select to mute these words from your timeline, notifications and from anyone.

5. Choose how long you want to mute the words and accounts. You can choose from 24 hours up to Forever. Then tap Save.

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Temporarily snooze friends and groups on Facebook

1. Locate the group or person you want to snooze in your feed. (You know the one.) From desktop or phone, click or tap on the three dots at the top of the post.

2. Select Snooze (name/group) for 30 days. If you don't want to snooze them for the full 30 days, you can always go to their page and undo the snooze.

GoT is starting now. Here’s how to avoid spoilers     - CNET

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Download a spoiler prevention app

For desktop, download the Chrome plugin Spoiler Protection 2.0. This extension hides spoilers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google and news sites. Just type in keywords, like GoT or Avengers, and let the extension do its job.

For phones, use apps like Spoiler Block (iPhone, Android) and Spoilers Blocker (Android). Add keywords that you want to block and the apps will keep them out of your news feed.

Originally published May 5 and frequently updated.

GoT is starting now. Here’s how to avoid spoilers     - CNET

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