You know who I hate more than the Islamic State, the North Korean government, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Idi Amin put together? The person that came up with the idea of auto-play videos. I also hate anyone who puts an auto-play video on any part of their web site.
Seriously, I often listen to things while on the internet and having to find the obnoxious video that starts playing and turn it off (again and again sometimes if it’s part of a list) makes me wish for an extremely limited nuclear weapon to drop in the idiot that came up with that idea’s pants.
It’s part of an overall trend of infantilizing internet users in a pretty open attempt to turn most of us into click-bait chasing empty headed consumption monkeys.