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  • Ad blocking is on the rise in the UK
  • Ad blocking is on the rise in the UK
    European Parliament (2012) ©

Ad blocking is on the rise in the UK

Ad blocking has been on the rise in recent years as people take back control of when and where they see adverts online. And new research shows that usage of these browser-based tools is at an all-time high in the UK, despite the fact that two-thirds of users have been asked to switch them off.



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