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We are in the pop culture endgame right now.
With Avengers: Endgame hitting theaters tomorrow, and Game of Thrones approaching its turning point episode of the eighth and final season this Sunday, fans of both franchises are embarking on the culmination of what has been years and even decades in the making. The last thing they want is for someone to take away that all-encompassing moment where everything unfolds right before your eyes.
Spoilers are a very real threat that should not be taken lightly, and Lifehacker is here to help with some suggestions on what you can use to combat this issue. For starters, any communities where fans unite online to discuss a show or film should be avoided, especially around the time when word of leaks have started to surface and/or when spoiler-free reviews have started to crop up.
Twitter can feel like going into a mine field these days where the tiniest scroll can lead to the revelation of key plot points. Lifehacker suggests that you have the site work for you by muting keywords, such as "any names, authors, places, plot points, or other keywords that might appear in a spoiler."
If you have been actively pursuing YouTube to watch others spout off their own theories on, say, Endgame, you could be making your own bed. You may be one related video away from seeing a spoiler pop up in the title.
The simple fix is deleting your watch history by heading over here, clicking on the "Filter by date and product" option, deselecting everything but YouTube, and hitting that blue magnifying glass. You will be presented with your YouTube viewing history, and with one click of the triple-dot icon, you will be asked about deleting the results. You know what to do from there.
Head on over to Lifehacker for some more suggestions.