Forbes may have loosened its restrictions on ad blockers

After asking users with ad blockers enabled to disable them before accessing its website, Forbes appears to have loosened its restrictions, Laura Hazard Owen writes. Some Twitter users reported that they were allowed to access Forbes content with an ad blocker enabled, while some others were still stopped. Owen writes: “Not surprisingly, all of these policies have annoyed certain users, but Forbes appeared to inspire particular aggravation and mocking, perhaps in part because Forbes is not viewed as an essential news source … If Forbes has seen a steep enough decline in traffic, it might have decided that loosening its policy is worth it.”