If you visit a website that is funded by advertising; then you are soliciting the advertising on the site.
The problem does not lie with the fact that websites use advertising so that they can provide free content.
If there is no advertising, then there can be no free content. BTW: This site HIVE is all one huge advertisement for the HIVE blockchain.
Most web sites have an agenda beyond just providing information. The web sites for the Democratic and Republican Parties offer free access in their efforts to gain political clout.
The problem we face seem to lie with big tech. Browser Helper Objects often contain malware which spies on your web site usage and injects their ads into a user's experience.
The problems lie with the Big Tech firms that created profiles of web users and that sell the data to other big tech firms.
The advertisers and websites that seek to fund their content with ads are benign.
This article is just one of a million pages which push the false claim that the problem lies with advertisement.
The thousands of articles that tell people to hate advertisements are doing the world a great disservice. The privacy violations come from big tech and not from the websites that want to fund their content with ads.
Most content providers hate that big tech mines the ads as it reduces the value of their ads.
This article that you just wrote is an advertisement. You are clearly hoping to get paid for the article. Brave is not the band of altruistic heroes that we pretend. They are people who hope to make money by adding a crypto currency to a browser ... which isn't a bad idea.
I do dislike that they push the narrative that people fund pages with ads are the cause of the problems in the world.