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YouTube recently faced issues when it appeared to slow down for users with ad blockers, resulting from a bug. Google has not provided much information about the incident and continues to struggle in its battle against ad blockers.
Whether intentional or not, Google remains tight-lipped about the incident and shows no sign of stopping its losing war on ad blockers.
Users are frustrated with Google's intrusive ads and its attempts to prevent ad blockers. The value proposition of YouTube Premium, which offers an ad-free experience, is highlighted as a reason for users to subscribe. However, Google's lack of competition on value and its reliance on browser dominance to discourage ad blocking has been heavily criticized.
But why can't Google compete on value? After all, people who appreciate value are going to subscribe or deal with ads on a service they feel they are supporting. But nope, why would Google compete in a fair market when it can strong-arm users into not using ad blockers through its browser dominance across the internet? The corporate megalodon has decided to start a stupid, unwinnable war on ad blockers.