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How reliable is the URL inspection tool in Google Search Console

Does Google search console give false negatives?

11:19 am on Apr 19, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Despite my pages appearing to load fine, other tools saying they are OK, speed tests giving score in high 90's the URL inspection tool in Search console is saying some resources are blocked.

It seems sporadic, sometimes images blocked but other times scripts and stylesheets.

When it's the stylesheets the pages are flagged as non mobile friendly

My robots.txt isn't blocking anything and it seems to vary as to what resources are being blocked, sometime only a few, sometimes lots, sometimes none,

Does the URL inspection tool sometimes give false negatives and I can ignore these errors, or do I need to try and find out what is causing them?