I have recently purchased ($5) and installed AdBlock as an extension of Chrome. The reason for that is that I was being displayed gruesome advertising when I read an Italian newspaper. After comparing my Chrome window with my mother's Chrome window on her computer, I could not find a way to get rid of the extra ads I was getting.
However, now many websites can spot the AdBlock and will go blur, showing a popup that explain that they live on advertising and that with AdBlock enabled I cannot navigate their website. The newspaper to which my mom is subscribed (and where I was seeing the gruesome ads) has an extra paid subscription for ad-free reading, but many other websites do not. You either disable AdBlock or you can't read them AT ALL.
I am quite disappointed to have spent money for a lesser result than before. It is true that I was was getting the annoying ads, but at least I could access the (paid) content. Now I can't even read the newspaper!
Do you use any AdBlocker and if so, are you experiencing the same issue?
If anybody is interested to reproduce the issue, just install AdBlock and then try to access https://living.corriere.it/art…-del-naja-massive-attack/ or https://www.repubblica.it/