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  • 23 Apr, 2024

YouTube punishing ad-blocker users – media

The Google subsidiary has blamed the extensions for compromising the performance of laptops

YouTube users are trying to avoid advertising of the video platform using the Adblock-Browser expansion and, according to the Redube Pcgamer forum, the platform requires video sharing according to the REDUBE forum with multiple sources of Redube Forum.

When a user tries to see Laggy ad blockers, a pocket complains that a pocket kills computer sauce and "kills Google Brougser."

YouTube mobile switches allow you to use the YouTube mobile switch, so the CPU does not increase by 17%, and the use of the processor used to "see low laptops" has been found.

It has been found that the free Youtube advertising service, even the free services, has difficulty in the performance of the YoutBlock computer on other websites. Another PCGamer writer saw an 18% increase in CPU usage despite paying for ad-free viewing privileges.

YouTube warns users that using the ad blocker violates its terms and conditions and recently began serving pop-ups asking viewers to disable the extension. However, 60 million people are using AdBlock alone, and many browser extensions have similar functionality.

Christopher Lawton, YouTube's communications manager, contacted PCGamer after publishing the article and explicitly denied that the video platform was responsible for the performance issues. "Loading delays experienced by AdBlock and AdBlock Plus users are not caused by our efforts to detect ad blockers," he told the site. The article has been updated to blame AdBlock itself.

YouTube has long worked to avoid showing ads before, during, and after videos that users want to watch. Last year, the platform experimented with limiting ad blocking to three videos, then told ad blockers to allow the site to allow ads to play even if YouTube Premium was blocked or paid for. If you uncheck both options, your visitors will no longer be able to see your content. In a statement to The Verge, the platform acknowledged that it is conducting a "small-scale global experiment" with ad blocking, explaining that its claims stand because "other publishers regularly ask viewers to disable their ad blocks."

Last November, YouTube was revealed to impose a five-second delay in loading videos for users using an ad-blocking browser extension, a tactic Lawton acknowledged in another statement to The Verge. "We should continue to look for issues like this as YouTube improves its ad-blocking detection methods," he said. According to tech blog 9to5Google, a previous "mini-experiment" acknowledged by the video giant exposed users to 10 non-dismissable ads during a single "commercial break."