When running a film website, there are obviously going to be obstacles for avoiding movie spoilers. Avoiding them for a movie with the magnitude of Avengers: Infinity War – even harder. But it’s not impossible, and I’m going to tell you how I did it.
It’s really not even that hard to do. The main thing I can stress to all of you is to STAY OFF OF COMMENT SECTIONS. Seriously. Stay the f*ck off of them. People go on to random comment sections and spoil big movies. I remember when I had Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiled for me (you know, that big death at the end) on the comment section of an article about Deadpool. Yes, people are that pathetic.
So keeping that in mind, there are other things you can do. We’ll start with Twitter. Aside from staying off of the reply section of tweets, you can actually make Twitter ignore specific words. You just go to Settings and Privacy. On the left side, you can find “muted accounts” and “muted words”. Click “Muted” words, and you’ll be taken to a page where you can add words and hashtags to “Mute”. There’s also tools on Reddit for muting.
For Facebook, if there’s an account or website you think is going to spoil things for you, you can simply “take a break” for 30 days or just unfollow them completely.
There’s also another idea: see the movie, and stay off of social media (and YouTube) until then. Obviously, for some people, that’s not realistic, but if you are going to stay on social media: stay off of the comment sections. There are groups dedicated to spoiling the movie for fans, and they are making it their mission to ruin it for you. Don’t let them win.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently playing in theaters everywhere – and being spoiled in comment sections everywhere as well.