How does Brave block Youtube ads?

I’ve had a really good experience with Brave (desktop and mobile) blocking Youtube ads, and I was wondering how it does it? I know that it’s a rule based algorithm, however blocking Youtube ads is not that simple (Pihole struggles with this…), because apparently Youtube serves the ads from their own servers. So I don’t know if someone that knows would be so kind to explain this.


Great question!
The situation that PiHole [likely] is running into is the ability to consistently update their filters – or at least not fast enough before Youtube implements their own changes. Brave is able to leverage community-maintained filters to keep up to date with changes implemented on YouTubes end.

Hope this helps!


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