We’ve observed user reports recently claiming that YouTube ads are bypassing Shields. This is seemingly not limited to any one type of ad on the page - users have reported:
- YouTube pre-roll ads (that play before selected video content plays)
- Ad overlays (ads that appear overlay/sit on top of the media player, even after streaming desired content)
- Ads on page (tend to appear on right-hand side of page, above “related/suggested” videos)
I have opened an issue to capture this error on our GitHub which can be tracked here:
As it stands (at time of opening this thread, 2019-02-21T08:00:00Z) we’re looking for any additional information that may be relevant in diagnosing this behavior. Note that not all users have this issue and it doesn’t seem specific to any one OS so getting the appropriate/relevant information on this can be tricky.
If you came here (or were linked to/redirected here) to report seeing ads on YouTube, please make sure you fill out/provide the requested info in the issue template that appears in the editor for this category so pertinent information is easily visible for our developers to look at.
Note: For this issue in particular, please be specific about whether you’re seeing ads on the Desktop or Mobile browser.
(All recently created topics referencing this issue that are now closed in favor of this one)