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Here's why ad blockers don't work in the Apple News app

2 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Why don't content blockers - AKA ad blockers - work in Apple News? Here's the deal!
Apple's content blocker extensions, released last year, let third party apps set up rules to block ads, web fonts, comments, and other content in Safari and the also-new Safari View Controller, used in apps like Tweetbot to show web pages.
Content blockers don't, however, work in Apple's own News app. So, if a publisher doesn't serve Apple News Format, or provide a full RSS feed for Apple News to render, Apple News has to go out and get the original web page... ads and all. That's has led some to ask if...
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