YouTube points to ad-blockers for Firefox video slowdown

YouTube acknowledges the delay reported by users to The Verge, clarifying that it’s not browser-related but part of their broader strategy against ad blockers. Users on platforms like Reddit and Hacker News raised concerns about a deliberate five-second delay in video page loading on Mozilla’s Firefox and other browsers. Continue reading “YouTube points to ad-blockers for Firefox video slowdown”

YouTube expands crackdown on ad-blockers globally

YouTube is intensifying its battle against ad blockers. The platform has initiated a global campaign to persuade users to either allow ads or explore YouTube Premium, according to a statement from YouTube communications manager Christopher Lawton provided to The Verge. Continue reading “YouTube expands crackdown on ad-blockers globally”

YouTube said to be testing stricter policies for ad-blockers

YouTube is reportedly testing a more aggressive stance against ad blockers, as reported by a Reddit user (Reddit_n_Me). The new popup message includes three numbered white boxes, warning users that their video player will be blocked after three instances of ad blocking. Continue reading “YouTube said to be testing stricter policies for ad-blockers”