Spiegel Online (

“Spiegel Online (SPON) is one of the most widely read German-language news Websites.” – Source

Ethical design violations

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After Better

Summary of site performance statistics (before & after Better)

Requests: 405 requests 141 requests 2.9×
Weight: 3.97 MB 2.39 MB 40%
Speed: 2.09 minutes 15.82 seconds 7.9×

Statistics by Better Inspector based on the page as on Saturday, November 10th 2018

Block rules

Remove empty space left by removed clickbait

- trigger:
  - url-filter:
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: .spRecommendations, #spRecommendations
  - type: css-display-none

Avoid blocker blocker on

(Issue #628)

- trigger:
  - url-filter:
  - load-type: third-party
  - if-domain:,
- action:
  - type: block

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