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Adblocking and Media Automation: Anti-Advertising and Industry Disruption
Julian Thomas

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“Apple’s 2015 decision to allow ad-blocking apps on the iOS App Store sparked a larger debate — ‘a kind of war’, in the words of one developer. At issue were the ethics and practices of both advertisers and ad-blockers. For some participants, the stakes were, and remain, high: the future prospects of the advertising-supported web, and therefore our established systems for producing, paying for, and circulating journalism …”