12ft Ladder pulls up a cached Google version of the article. News sites don’t show a paywall to the Google crawler. So the service shows you that cached, unpaywalled version of the page.
You can also prepend “12ft.io/” to the URL of any paywalled page to see the article. The format to use is:
The Times newspaper — “https://12ft.io/https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/red-bull-boycott-sky-after-reporter-ted-kravitz-says-lewis-hamilton-was-robbed-0027nkl70”.
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