For example, is an addon designed to mess with online advertising by blocking ads...but not before clicking them. Thing is, this blade is actually kinda serrated.
It works by causing the companies that put out ads to give their clickmoney to google...but since nobody is buying anything after the click, the company loses money. This can be an incentive to drop google from their buddies and therefore then google would, in the end, lose money.
But I think that this is a rather broad stroke, since not all ads are connected to google. It can be configured to be more specific but I wonder if this is even necessary.
It seems that ad companies, before the internet, have considered half of their advertising efforts as "not working out" as a rule of thumb. This apparently has not changed with the internet, and, in fact, some recent calculations a few of the bigger ones did was that online advertisement doesn't really have that much of an impact on sales. So they might naturally reduce it naturally.
Sadly I don't have the link to that thing anymore, but I'll post it when I find it. It was mildly interesting at least.
But yeah, the internet needs to become more sensible (again), and it will. People usually don't take BS like we've gotten the past few years sitting down.