Opened 9 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#4480 closed defect (fixed)

Sponsored content is not displayed on Fox News articles

Reported by: scheer Assignee:
Priority: Unknown Milestone: Adblock-Browser-for-iOS-1.5.2
Module: Adblock-Browser-for-iOS Keywords:
Cc: pavelz, mario, arthur Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Adblock Browser for iOS
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Scheer Verified working: yes
Review URL(s):

Description (last modified by mario)

Currently, no sponsored content is displayed at the end of articles when AA is enabled. Some articles only display the Outbrains symbol.

Environment

ABB iOS 1.5.1 (1137)
iPhone 6s Plus
iOS 9.3.4

How to reproduce

  1. Visit http:www.foxnews.com
  2. Select an article from the main page (e.g. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/06/video-shows-memphis-couple-overdose-on-heroin-outside-store.html )
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the article

Observed behaviour

No sponsored content is displayed as shown in this screenshot.

Expected behaviour

Sponsored content should be displayed as shown in this screenshot.

Attachments (5)

foxnews_aa.PNG (480.1 KB) - added by mario 9 months ago.
foxnews_no_aa.PNG (89.5 KB) - added by mario 9 months ago.
blocking-off.png (241.0 KB) - added by pavelz 8 months ago.
blocking-on.png (234.9 KB) - added by pavelz 8 months ago.
Desktop Chrome.png (66.5 KB) - added by pavelz 8 months ago.

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Change History (17)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by pavelz

Is this about "Full site" (i.e. desktop)? When i'm (by default) redirected to m.foxnews.com, i can't find any sponsored content at all regardless of ABP/AA settings.

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by pavelz

  • Cc pavelz added

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by mario

  • Cc mario added

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by pavelz

  • Keywords blocked added

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by mario

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Keywords blocked removed

Added an example, as sponsored content isn|t shown on every article.

Changed 9 months ago by mario

Changed 9 months ago by mario

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by mario

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Ready set

comment:7 Changed 8 months ago by pavelz

The ads are in the DOM. The DOM with or without ad blocking is totally equal (well, bar the fact that the Outbrain feed is not always the same). See the attached Web Inspector screenshots. So the ads are there BUT INVISIBLE when ad blocking is ON. I need to consult Salsita CSS guru on this.

ANYWAY. Out of curiosity, i tried Desktop Chrome with ABP 1.12.2.1663, switched to smartphone simulation mode, and THE ADS ARE NOT VISIBLE EITHER. See the third attached screenshot. Please confirm this finding.

Changed 8 months ago by pavelz

Changed 8 months ago by pavelz

Changed 8 months ago by pavelz

comment:8 Changed 8 months ago by pavelz

So the site is clearly sprayed with a CSS hiding selector
.ob_container .item-container-obpd { display: none }
This applies to ABB/iOS as well as desktop Chrome in phone simulation mode.
The hidden element is exactly that:
<div class="item-container ob-recIdx-0 item-container-obpd ob-p">
Not in full desktop mode. The desktop formatting is different and element classes are different - generally named ob-dynamic* or ob-widget*.

Looking into the filter lists, default filter list declares

##.ob_container .item-container-obpd
##.ob_container a[data-redirect^="http://paid.outbrain.com/network/redir?"]

so AA exceptions are supposed to cancel that, i guess. Which doesn't work.

comment:9 Changed 8 months ago by arthur

  • Cc arthur added

Please try it again with an updated version of the Acceptable Ads whitelist.

comment:10 Changed 8 months ago by scheer

  • Tester changed from Unknown to Scheer
  • Verified working set
  • Outbrain Sponsored Ads now display correctly at the bottom of articles on www.foxnews.com.

ABB iOS 1.5.1 (1137)
iPhone 6s Plus
iOS 9.3.4

comment:11 Changed 8 months ago by pavelz

@scheer @mario close?

comment:12 Changed 8 months ago by mario

  • Milestone set to Adblock-Browser-for-iOS-next
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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