This has been happening for many years on my phones. I usually buy 2 to 4 new phones a year as they dont stand up to working conditions. So i have gone through the brands, but not iphone. Otherwise my phone number and sim data had been used on all the major android system phone brands.
What is annoying is the psuedo censorship. It is different than advertising and spying on your data as it actually automatically makes a decision that i did not ok.
Although youtube isnt important in a meaningful sense, it is in a realistic sense given the country and date right now (elections). Normally i put on youtube when i am taking a shit (and dont need to write emails), having a shower and leave it on auto or im laying down and want to sleep and forget about work. Just now get home and do #2 and have a shower. Background noise autoplay type thing. but as it was playing it cut out to another video. This has been happening probably 2 or 3 times a day if it is taiwan/china political videos for a few years. I get why as my sim has some sensitive history i am sure. I also have background stuff running through my phone all day (aquarium, animal documentaries etc for at work and people can listen…not once they cut out)
Do other people notice small, not so important, redirects when they are using their phones or computers? It is annoying as it is so obvious but moreso cause it is a foreign company not a local one (youtube as one example).
I have a dedicated computer for security but frankly i don t want to jump the hoops on my phone just to watch random mind numbing BS while taking a crap. What options are there?
This video got redirected after about 10 secs to the second. Then got a lot of auto recomends for pro mr korea videos which seemed odd. But ya… I also noticed a difference in their suggestions amd redirects from pc to laptop to phone. And phone using mobile mode vs desktop. The another huge difference if IP isnt accurate and use vpn/other.
Auto play brought up this (watching a documentary on Yunnan province, nature/travel- awesome for toilet/shower background or office tv). Probably cause i had forumosa tab open at same time (so foreign connection)
Then redirected to this. This type of thing has happened hundreds of times over the years. Overwhelmingly the original video isnt praising china. Starting to REALLY dislike this lack of diligence in hiding propaganda.
It is making me wonder as they sometimes use both partys’ videos but it is very much leaning one direction. Smart.