Amnesty International shows anti-censorship messages to AdBlock users

Mar

13

2016

Amnesty International shows on Saturday banners with Adblock users in the framework of the World Day Against Cyber ​​Censorship. Adblock blocked by advertisement banners are on this day replaced by the messages of Amnesty International.

Amnesty International is working with Adblock known on his website. The messages are displayed on Adblock users are from activisiten as Edward Snowden, Ai Weiwei and Pussy Riot. The action lasts all day and covers all 50 million users of Adblock. The banners contain lyrics like “even if you do nothing wrong, you’re still being watched and recorded.” Amnesty International wants to make the world aware of threats to online privacy and freedom and that they can be as dangerous as similar threats in the real world.

Amnesty International banner – Ai Weiwei – World Day against Cyber ​​Censorship It is not unusual for users of Adblock still see some messages get despite the intent of the software. Adblock uses a list of acceptable Internet advertising expressions, which is managed by a committee of the German EYEO that sits back behind Adblock Plus. Companies like Google and Taboola EYEO pay for their place on that list. However, users can still these “non-intrusive ads” option in the options menu of Adblock. There is, for those who want it, today also find an option to turn off the Amnesty International banners. It looks like Adblock placing banners Amnesty International free of charge.

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