A video from the YouTube channel In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt is making the rounds, and already has over 1.2 million views in just a couple of days. It’s called “How Facebook is Stealing Billions of Views” and looks at how it says Facebook and content thieves are profiting from stealing videos from other content creators. These videos being reposted on Facebook by people who are not the creators typically originate on YouTube.
As Facebook video continues its massive growth, this is going to be an increasingly important issue that both Facebook and content creators have to deal with. The issue is not helped by the fact that Facebook treats Facebook videos better than YouTube videos when it comes to ranking in News Feed.
Facebook announced last week that it generates 8 billion video views per day.
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