This is a really disturbing development. Please resist, don't visit AMP pages if you can avoid it.
Want to resist the easy way? Install this Firefox extension and get redirected from AMP to HTML automatically! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/amp2html/
@maiyannah Yes! I was actually going to check if that exists…
@maiyannah OMG, I found this and it works on the Guardian and FT pages I tested. Thanks for the kick, should've checked for this before I tooted :P https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/amp2html/
@vinzv Sure! :) Here are my other recommendations, if you're interested: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collections/forteller/what-i-always-install
@forteller Or better yet, blacklist AMP URLs entirely and get your content from sites that aren't destroying the open Internet.
@forteller Maybe run an extension that goes in and fake-clicks all the ads while you're at it.
@forteller I'm working on a privacy-oriented browser, and AMP is a huge concern for me. I don't have a way to find a page's real URL without loading the AMP page, which means telling Google what articles you're reading.
Person who talks about removing AMP from their site: https://www.alexkras.com/i-decided-to-disable-amp-on-my-site/
@dhasenan How does the automatic redirection extension get it then?
@forteller I don't know and will look into it. I only said that I personally don't have a way.
@forteller what is google amp?
@forteller The antithesis of this kind of centralization and homogenization is WikiTribune, which publishes on web standards and under open licenses.
@forteller Switched to DuckDuckGo for most of my searching needs and noticed a lot less AMP links. I wonder why 🤔
@forteller it's really bullshit to me that the example used in this article for 'propaganda people will be shown as if it's legitimate' is RT being along side the guardian, and citing the US State department classifying RT as a propaganda organization. The US State department is a propaganda organization too, and it's feeding the Red Scare shit and I gotta call it out