Youtube is blocking me due to "unusual traffic"

Yesterday and today I get endless loops of this window:

It just refreshes when I check the box.

When I open a new tab I just get a blank window where the video should be:

Does anyone know if this is a bug or an issue on my end?

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I can’t reproduce that on my end. Do you still have the same problem? What browser are you using?

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Just a thought… I’ ve found that I get this message sometimes because I’m using the iOS “Private Relay” feature, presumably because a lot of traffic from different iPhone / iPad users all appears to YouTube as if it’s coming from the same IP address. I imagine this could in theory also apply to any VPN that was used, although the volume going through the Apple servers is likely to be higher.

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