I strongly agree with this. Google just wants to make money, shit ton of money, and with cheap tricks, like selling your data with some advocacy terms and conditions which everyone would click agree anyway.
I’ve turned off personalized ads, changed the age again to “non binary” , use the best VPN in market (Express VPN), the first thing I do when I get my hands on a new phone is root it and install “adaway” and would use a non ads version of YouTube called YouTube vanced but these mf’s are sneaky af.
Not only that these motherfu**ers at YouTube headquarter, idk wtf or how tf do they build this algorithm where most of videos I get on recommendation would either have triggering thumbnail in it or Straight up the content that would most likely lead to a relapse/take you to a P site.
If I see the bigger picture them algorithms could be based on the previous data in which more dudes were on let’s say " X stuff" that leads to more views. And then Google automatically show these X stuff to the age group based on the past viewed audience.
After taking so many aggressive actions just not see a triggering ad, I’m still getting a little bit. I’m worried thinking about youngsters who’d get ads based on their age group, and no doubt would get hooked to P without realizing.
Google should come up with something like premium services, which enables users to opt out of ads completely. Do you think they don’t know about that, well selling data make them more rich than premium adfree subscription could.
PS : Most of the things I mentioned are based on my personal views, which is inclined towards nofap. I respect content creators and would pay for the content, I just don’t like ads.