Everywhere we go online, we have to suffer from videos that start playing on their own. It's called autoplay. And it sucks! This especially happens on news media sites. ALL of them! Suddenly, on whatever site you're on, a video starts playing - all by itself - and annoys the sh-t out of you. Or scares the sh-t out of you. Or, if it's early morning or late at night, wakes someone up who is sleeping in the room.
Autoplay videos. We are FORCED to watch a video. It starts by itself? WTF? We don't get to CHOOSE to watch a video, we are FORCED to start watching a video, a video that annoyingly and suddenly starts playing automatically? And many of them start automatically with the playing of an ad!
And they make it inconvenient or difficult to stop the autoplay video before or after it starts.
Here's a message to advertisers and websites everywhere: Whenever a video starts autoplaying I ALWAYS immediately leave the site. Goodbye! And f you!