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SponsorBlock is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, Safari, and Android that blocks and skips segments in videos that are considered Sponsorships and other non-important aspects in the video. The browser extensions allows users to report various segments in videos which are sponsorships, and there is a mathematical formula which determines the accuracy of the indicated section via a like or dislike system. The reporting system includes choosing the time where a sponsorship or a promotion[1] However, the extension does not change the sponsorship in other parts of the video's page such as a pinned comment or the description, and viewers are allowed to rewatch the sponsor segments at the user's own will. There is a color coding section which can indicate what parts of the videos are sponsors, self-promotion, etc., and there are over 1.3 million active users of the extension.[2]

Some of the other categories that the extension classifies are Unpaid/Self Promotion, Interaction Reminder (Subscribe), Intermission/Intro Animation, Endcards/Credits, Preview/Recap, Music: Non-Music Section, and Highlight,[3] and there are rules and examples for each category's definition. Linus Tech Tips had a short segment which mentioned SponserBlock where he mentioned his point of view of the extension[4] which included the channel owner being able to guess where people would skip part of a video, and a some other YouTubers have mentioned the extension before.[5][6] There is also settings to change in the extension to view the various categories on the timeline along with changing the colors of the various categories that is represented in the timeline itself along with other various settings. SponserBlock is open source and avlaible on GitHub.[7]

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