"Ad blocking puts publishers out of business and it's going to cost reporters their jobs."
Good riddance. Internet ads are nothing but noise and vandalism.
When we pay for our internet access, we only want to obtain the content we specifically choose, not 'suggestions' or clickbait ads churned out by algorithms.
This is even more pertinent on mobile internet data, when you only have a limited amount of gigabytes per month. Ads eat up a chunk of that precious data.
Fun experiment: try launching an incognito (private browsing) browser tab, where all the installed ad blocking plugins are disabled by default. Some websites, blogs and web portals become totally unreadable. And if you're unfortunate enough to be on a machine with paltry specs e.g. 1Gb RAM, opening a few tabs causes everything to grind to a halt.
And watching some Youtube videos become very annoying. Some of them are just overflowing with ads... watch 5 minutes, see an ad video clip, watch another 5 minutes, another ad video clip plays.
The publishers and businesses which have made a living out of plastering and injecting ads into everything should shrivel up and die. The sooner the better. Nothing of significance will be lost.
Yes and that includes Google.