YouTube viewers who use ad blockers have been reporting a frustrating new issue: videos are automatically skipping to the end, preventing them from watching any content.

This appears to be a deliberate move by Google, YouTube’s parent company, to discourage the use of ad blockers on its platform.

Users have taken to online forums and social media to complain about the problem. They report that as soon as they start playing a video, it immediately jumps to the end. This happens even if they try to rewind or pause the video. The only way to watch the video normally is to disable the ad blocker.

Google has not officially acknowledged the issue, but it’s clear that the company is taking a hard line against ad blockers.

In the past, YouTube has tried other tactics to discourage their use, such as slowing down video loading times and displaying warnings about potential buffering issues. This latest move, however, is far more aggressive.

Some users have found workarounds for the problem. Switching to a different ad blocker, such as uBlock Origin, seems to resolve the issue for some. Others have reported that using incognito mode or signing out of their YouTube account can also temporarily fix the problem.

For now, YouTube users who rely on ad blockers will have to decide whether they’re willing to put up with the inconvenience of skipping videos or whether they’re willing to disable their ad blockers and watch the ads.

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