What media companies don’t want you to know about ad blockers

Trevor Timm, Columbia Journalism Review, Jun 30, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I've made this case before but this article substantiates with data and examples the three major benefits of Ad Blockers:

  • they protect you from scams and malware that are served by news media and content sites
  • they protect your privacy from trackers and bugs
  • they speed up page load time a lot

As I've said before, news media need to find a new business model, a new advertising model.

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