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 use a few different tools to reduce this down to pretty much only on mobile (and I've managed to reduce that too) but it takes a decent amount of front loading configuration (e.g. uMatrix, ScriptSafe + probably piHole next).

#AdTech is the second most garbage industry in the history of tech, right after the blink tag.

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@zeruch How dare you denegrate <blink> in this utterly undeserved manner!!!

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