How Facebook is Stealing Billions of Views

How Facebook is Stealing Billions of Views

Facebook just announced 8 billion video views per day. This number is made out of lies, cheating and worst of all: theft. All of this is wildly known but the media giant Facebook is pretending everything is fine, while damaging independent creators in the process. How does this work?

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20 Responses

  1. Jack T says:

    I love the Facebook icon for this video. I said goodbye to Facebook about
    2.5 years ago and I’m not going back. EDIT – if I might add, maybe if
    creators posted a note before the video reading, “if you see this anywhere
    else but YouTube, please report it.”? Just an idea.

  2. Hari Lakshman says:

    This is why I’m not on Facebook

  3. alex8645 says:

    fuck facebook

  4. Clan Stuart says:

    Another reason why I don’t bother with Facebook.

  5. Quoteve says:

    Oh cool, English subtitles.
    …except it’s Swedish, not English.

  6. James Clark says:

    Facebook free since 2013.
    Never looked back, never going back.
    Fuck Mark Fuckerberg.

  7. Tony Perri says:

    I follow Tyrese on Facebook 🙁 I feel slightly guilty…

  8. Philly Danger says:

    Seems like a double standard. Large movie creators and the music industry
    have been ripped off for years. But when they want to pass legislation to
    enforce the copyrights everyone here is up in arms. Reap what you all sow.
    When there are no rules in the playground this is exactly what will happen.
    Don’t cry when someone does it back to you.

  9. TeddyC says:

    stealing this and uploading to Facebook

  10. Bill Ryan says:

    Thanks for the heads up video.
    I was always wondering what was counted as a "view". So 30
    seconds for YouTube and 3 seconds for Facebook. Very interesting numbers. 3
    seconds is really not very long, sorry.

  11. YAMI KAMI says:

    well fuck facebook. I am glad that I never use it… and that I use ABP.

  12. quick Pro says:

    Who has all the time

  13. Cry-Knee Irving says:

    ex: Fouseytube. Due to the nature of his video’s he is constantly being
    shared through other media sources, if he didn’t stamp his video’s my guess
    is he would be 1/10th of what he is today

  14. Pål Martin Benum says:

    I have ranted about this for a while now, it is so shitty

  15. Bob Smack says:

    How bout you fuck faces get off fuckface book.

  16. ididnothingmonkey says:

    yayyyy “free booting”, (not yay for free booting, but for the use of the
    word). H.I fans?

  17. Flamingo Films says:

    I wonder why Google/YouTube doesn’t take action against Facebook on this?

  18. Octamed says:

    All they have to do it link directly to YouTube, give the facebook poster a
    small cut (because they’re like an affiliate) and do a deal with YouTube to
    split the advertising revenue amongst them and the creator. But this won’t

  19. Jacques Marneweck says:

    I am guilty of posting my favorit youtube links on FB. But I believe like
    views and shares should go strait to the content creator. FB should change
    its system but should not censor. ps I hate auto play :(

  20. MicrowaveMeShow says:

    I was a victim of this, not with Facebook, but with KillSomeTime and Break,
    which are as bad as eBaumsWorld when it comes to stolen videos. Someone
    posted a stolen copy of my lava lamp video on both sites, and they amassed
    over 100K views each which is a big deal for those sites, meanwhile my
    video was getting no new traffic from it, it had only accumulated 12K views
    over the nearly year of time it had already been up. I only found out about
    it because of reuploads of my video on YouTube. Luckily when I found the
    sources and contacted the websites they were happy to switch to an embed of
    my video. I’m glad I caught it early since the surge from those shares
    ended up getting my video about 110K of its now 184K views.