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Wired just posted a hilarious Donald Trump correction, and it sent us down an internet hole

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Wired magazine posted a correction that tops all other corrections today after accidentally publishing an article that erroneously referred to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as "Someone With Tiny Hands."

"Correction at 9:58 a.m. on 3/09/2016: Due to an oversight involving a haphazardly-installed Chrome extension during the editing process, the name Donald Trump was erroneously replaced with the phrase 'Someone With Tiny Hands' when this story originally published," it read.

This all traces back to a long-running joke regarding Trump's insecurity about his hands, which pushed the presidential candidate to defend the size of his fingers (and the size of his penis) at a Republican debate last week.

The correction emerged from a story on marginal media, a common phenomenon in this year's election coverage that has been gravitating more toward the goings-on in the background rather than the direct point (think Sad Chris Christie on Super Tuesday and Hillary Clinton's sticker-face supporter).

For those of you keeping track, yes, this is a story about a correction on a story about coverage gravitating toward the weird background details of a story. We are guilty of marginal media, too.

In line with the theme of the piece, Wired's correction sent us at Vox down a rabbit hole: What other Donald Trump Google Chrome extensions are out there?

After some sleuthing, here are our findings:

1) Trump Reactions

Last week, Facebook rolled out its new Reactions, an extension to its "Like" function. Reactions allows users to respond to posts with a range of emojis from "Love" to "Angry." But this Chrome extension replaces reactions with emojis of Trump's face. Because how else would you want to react to a post about your mom's new flower arrangement?

2) Trump Filter

Thanks to Chrome extensions, you can filter out almost every presidential candidate from your browser, from downloading a "Bernie Blocker" to a two-in-one "Hillary Filter and Jeb Filter." This one is no different. If you're tired of Trump in your news feed, this extension does away with any mention of him.

3) Your Drunk Uncle

This extension replaces all mentions of "Donald Trump" or "Donald J. Trump" with "your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving."

That way, every time you read about the Republican primary race, you can picture Bobby Moynihan in Saturday Night Live's famous "Weekend Update" sketch:

4) Drumpf

This Google Chrome extension replaces all references of "Trump" with "Drumpf," which Last Week Tonight host John Oliver found was the origin of the Trump family name in his takedown of the Republican frontrunner.


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