How do we block Taboola on Android?

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How do we block Taboola on Android?

Postby WranglerVinny » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:57 pm

I'm on Android 5.0. I just installed Adblock Plus for the sole purpose of blocking these Taboola ads. They are way out of the ordinary and almost always consist of something sexually suggestive. I read an article that Taboola pays Adblock Plus to not be blocked... however, I was able to block them on Chrome with the Chrome plugin by adding the custom URL block on...

... but there is no option to block an ad by it's URL on the mobile Android version. Is this something I missed, or will it be implemented eventually?

These ads are horrible... the lowest of the low, and I'm surprised that Adblock Plus allows them.
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Re: How do we block Taboola on Android?

Postby mapx » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:05 am

If "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" is ON you can disable it (taboola is in that category and also under review):
click the Adblock Plus icon in the notification bar at the top, then uncheck "Acceptable Ads / Allow some non-intrusive advertising."

The custom filters are not implemented yet, but someone found an workaround: read here
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Re: How do we block Taboola on Android?

Postby ObjectInSpace » Mon May 18, 2015 10:31 pm

I'm in the same situation as the OP. Disabling acceptable adds doesn't have any effect.
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