Indian News Websites have started blocking visitors with ad-blockers

Sushubh

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That is ok. But the fact that they cannot even detect when a user is not using an ad-blocker is quite illuminating about the quality of developers they have hired for the same.

 

hitech0101

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I got a similar message on ndtv site but disabling the ad blocker worked fine. I have gotten similar messages on other sites even when no ad blocker was running FF seems to run an ad blocker of its own in private window mode.
 

meetdilip

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Normally when someone does that, it's good bye time. There are too many websites in this niche for someone to care about. The funning thing is that the feature popped up on many mainstream websites on the same time. May be there was some new plugin release :p
 


amish

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Google News Bot collects news from their site - it does not SEE ADS.

Probably their developer would not realize this and block Google Bot too!! :D
 

dextermorgan

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meh. these sites still say that ad blocker is active even though I've disabled them on their sites. Looks like they want users to remove/uninstall adblockers before reading shitty articles!

Anwyays, to read the sites with adblocker, do this

Steps 1 : Download & install uBlock plugin (and disable other adblockers)

Step 2 : Go to "Options>>Setting>> Tick "I am advanced user"

Step 3 : Go to any site you want to visit without the detection , left click on uBlock icon , disable inline scripts and 1st part scripts by doing something like this --> Source
, click on the lock to save the setting permanently.

Step 4 : Do it for all the sites you get detected on.

source: reddit user wronganalogy
 

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Observing this since last week. Times of India's all websites, NDTV, Forbes (doing this from long time) are some of the websites which are not opening on Chrome if Ad-block is installed.
 

itzmynet

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include updated "Adblock Warning Removal List" & "AakList (Anti-Adblock Killer)" to Adblock filter lists.

add the following custom filter(s)
Code:
@@|http://www.hindustantimes.com/res/js/ads.js
@@|http://www.hindustantimes.com/res/js/google_ads/ads/s1.js
@@|http://drop.ndtv.com/ndtv/images/google_zedo__ruby.js
indiatoday.intoday.in###adbocker_alt
businesstoday.in###adbocker_alt
www.ndtv.com#@##div.ad*
 
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