just that the TV commercial looks back at you through the TV and the TV follows you around everywhere, wherever you go, whatever you do, taking note of everything to get to know every single detail about you, every interest, every prejudice, every weakness of yours, to get to know you like no person, no matter how close to you does, like not even yourself do to use that information to influence you most effectively to the TV channel’s and the advertiser’s advantage, to manipulate you, to sell this information about you to other companies like insurances who use the power that this knowledge provides over you to extract every last cent of money from you, to sell you.

  • Marxism-Fennekinism
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    The way I see it, they ruined ads for themselves and it’s not our fault for hating them enough to want to get rid of them. If ads didn’t make the web literally unusable, steal our data, consume more system resources than the site itself, and be a portal for malware, people would be more accepting of them to support websites.

    This is a textbook greed leads to ruin tale, like cyberpunk Aesop.

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    Adblockers are self-defense technology by nature

    We are in an asymmetrical arms race involving an abhorrent industry. They cannot feign to discuss morality when it’s common knowledge they have none.

    It’s probably fine for a website to kindly request you unblock them, or better yet offer easy & private ways to donate or contribute. If they don’t offer the latter, they can’t really cry about it can they?

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    Actually, I like watching TV commercials. But I think it’s just me.

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    You know what’s immoral? Advertising medicine. Advertising surgery breakfast foods to kids. Advertising garbage fast food to kids.

    That’s immoral, not adblockers.

    • @Merulox@lemmy.world
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      It seems I’m stupid because I don’t understand what you imply when you say advertising medicine is immoral

      • @Rumblestiltskin@lemmy.ca
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        Because people shouldn’t be convinced to take a medicine based on good marketing. They should get advice from a good source like a doctor.

      • @madcaesar@lemmy.world
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        It’s illegal in Europe for example. Because it’s big pharma basically pushing unnecessary drugs on people.