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Some Reddit moderators consider blocking links from publishers that ban ad blockers

Moderators of Reddit’s technology subreddit are considering banning links from publishers, including Wired and Forbes, that prevent users with ad blockers enabled from accessing their sites. In particular, Forbes was singled out by a moderator for serving readers malware when ad blockers are disabled. That moderator also said the ban could be expanded to websites […]

Could blocking ad blockers be illegal in Europe?

Detecting whether a reader is using an ad blocker could be illegal in Europe, privacy campaigner Alexander Hanff claims. Digiday’s Jessica Davies fact-checks Hanff’s claim: Ad-blocking detection in and of itself may not be illegal, but it might require consent, depending on how the law is interpreted. And websites may not technically be verifying that an […]

Marketers are starting to see the benefits of live-streaming, but struggle with maintaining their image and moderating comments

You might have heard: Facebook live video is drawing news organizations and other media companies in with big audience numbers, but the opportunities for revenue remain unclear But did you know: Live-streaming is taking off, and marketers are starting to catch on, Hannah Kuchler and Shannon Bond write. Advertisers are finding that live-streaming is a […]

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