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After successfully killing Vanced, YouTube is now cracking down on ad blockers, warning users that they may be prevented from watching videos if they continue to use the tools. The company is currently running a “small experiment globally” that urges viewers with ad blockers enabled to allow ads on YouTube or subscribe to YouTube Premium.

If users ignore repeated requests to allow ads, YouTube may disable the playback of their videos. The company says it will only take this step as a last resort, and that users will receive multiple warnings before their videos are cut off.

YouTube is justifying its crackdown on ad blockers by saying that ads are essential for creators to be compensated for their work. The company also says that its ad-supported model allows it to provide billions of people with access to content for free.

“We want to inform viewers that ad blockers violate YouTube’s Terms of Service, and make it easier for them to allow ads on YouTube or try YouTube Premium for an ad-free experience,” the company said in its email to The Verge.

However, some users argue that ad blockers are necessary to protect their privacy and security. They also point out that YouTube has been experimenting with heavier ad loads in recent years, which can be a nuisance for viewers.

YouTube Premium is a subscription service that removes ads from YouTube and offers other benefits, such as offline downloads and YouTube Music Premium. The service costs $11.99 per month or $119.99 annually.

It is unclear how many users are currently affected by YouTube’s crackdown on ad blockers. However, the company says that it is “committed to informing viewers about the benefits of YouTube Premium and encouraging them to try it out.”

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The crackdown on ad blockers is the latest example of YouTube’s efforts to monetize its platform. In recent years, the company has also introduced features such as paid memberships and Super Chat, which allow viewers to support their favorite creators.

It remains to be seen whether YouTube’s crackdown on ad blockers will be successful. However, the company is clearly determined to find new ways to generate revenue from its users.

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