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SBHacks III (1/20/17-1/22/17): Won 2nd Place and MLH #HackHarassment Challenge, featured on DevPost's Staff Picks, Chrome extension meant to help eliminate online harassment, specifically on YouTube, by flagging hateful comments on YouTube Videos

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HackTube

Winner of 2nd Place Overall and MLH's Hack Harassment challenge

A Chrome extension that fights online harassment found commonly within the YouTube comment section.
Created at SBHacks 2017 at UC Santa Barbara
Devpost: Read more about our project here

About

HackTube monitors the YouTube comment section by finding racist, homophobic, and sexist words and automatically flagging comments containing those words by editing the source code of the webpage. With our extension enabled, Users are always left with a comment section free of hate and malicious words. It is a simple Chrome extension that makes YouTube a safer environment for users.

Inspiration

YouTube is a place for millions of people to share their voices and engage with their communities. Unfortunately, the YouTube comments section is notorious for enabling anonymous users to post hateful and derogatory messages with the click of a button. These messages are purely meant to cause anger and depression without ever providing any constructive criticism. For YouTubers, this means seeing the degrading and mentally-harmful comments on their content, and for the YouTube community, this means reading negative and offensive comments on their favorite videos. As young adults who consume this online content, we feel as though it is necessary to have a tool that combats these comments to make YouTube a safer place.

Installation

  1. Clone or download this repository into a folder
  2. Go to chrome://extensions/
  3. Check the box "Developer mode"
  4. Click "Load unpacked extension.." and select the folder
  5. Run the extension and go on any YouTube video

Built With

  • Javascript
  • HTML/CSS

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SBHacks III (1/20/17-1/22/17): Won 2nd Place and MLH #HackHarassment Challenge, featured on DevPost's Staff Picks, Chrome extension meant to help eliminate online harassment, specifically on YouTube, by flagging hateful comments on YouTube Videos

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