'Fame Control' Chrome Extension Keeps Shooters' Notoriety in Check
Oct 12, 2015
As the gun control debate rages in the wake of another mass shooting in the U.S., a new Chrome extension allows people to take a stand on social media. Devised by Jake Reilly and Byron Wages, both creatives at BarrettSF, Fame Control will scan people's social media feeds for any mention or any image of a mass killer, and replace it with an ambiguous silhouette.
Built with Rather, the open source social filter for Facebook and Twitter, the app was created on the basis that mass killers are often motivated by a lust for infamy or notoriety. It ties in with a wider campaign at the Fame Control website, where you can petition the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) to enact a list of official recommendations on "spree killing contagion" and media reporting of spree killings. The site also gives visitors a mechanism to email their U.S. Congress representative.