YouTube is now cracking down on ad-blockers globally

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In a significant move to combat ad-blocker usage on its platform, YouTube has launched a global initiative aimed at curbing the practice that violates its Terms of Service.

The video streaming giant began experimenting with this approach back in June, when it started displaying warning messages to users who employed ad-blockers while viewing content. These messages informed users that if they continued using ad-blockers, their access to the video player would be restricted after viewing just three videos. This initial experiment has now escalated into a full-scale campaign, as YouTube seeks to ensure that users either purchase a YouTube Premium subscription or allow ads to play during their viewing experience.

The initiative has not gone unnoticed by the YouTube community, with numerous users taking to the r/YouTube subreddit to express their concerns and experiences. Many Redditors were quick to point out the irony of YouTube cracking down on ad-blockers while allowing advertisements related to ad-blockers on its service. This juxtaposition has sparked debates about the platform’s commitment to user experience and revenue generation. Users are left questioning the platform’s motives as it promotes anti-ad-blocker ads while penalizing those who employ ad-blockers.

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