You click a link to a news site, to read an article that seems interesting.

On the page that loads there is the article, but also, somewhere on the right, often near the bottom, there is a small video player. Inexplicably, it was not blocked by your ad-blocker.

It is auto-playing a news video that is not connected to the article. Sound is often on.

You:

@rysiek I just close pages that do this, even if I wanted to read the article. If I REALLY want to read it, I'll drop the URL into archive.md so I can read it without all the extraneous BS :)

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@amatecha Since I block JS by default, many sites that require it simply get the !ais DDG bang when opened to the resulting blank page or "you must enable javascript in your browser" nag. FOAD, no I don't.

Of course, Archive.is itself usually results in a Google CAPTCHA nag. I give the audio test "Go fuck yourself, Google", three shots, then close the tab. Not fucking worth my time.

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