YouTube introduces load delays to combat ad blockers

Urges users to 'try YouTube Premium for an ad-free experience'

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YouTube introduces load delays to combat ad blockers
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YouTube introduces load delays to combat ad blockers

In a move to stop people consuming content without generating revenue, YouTube has confirmed intentional load delays for users employing ad blockers.

The move, aimed at preserving advertising revenue, has sparked discussions about user experience and the ongoing struggle between digital platforms and users. Reports first emerged on platforms ...

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