YouTube star accuses Facebook of cheating to boost video numbers
Hank Green says social network’s attempts to boost video views are ‘based on lies, cheating and theft’
, one half of the epic YouTube channel, host of the awesome , and brother to the now slightly larger than life (The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, etc) has flat out called out the social network for "lying, cheating and stealing" in order to establish itself as the world's biggest video website. It's true! If you go to paste a YouTube link for some people it even asks you to instead upload it directly to Facebook. Why? So they can take the views. Sadly, this strips content creators of their revenue streams and Facebook has NO METHOD for them to claim infringement.
The best part of his comments, "It’s a little inexcusable that Facebook, a company with a market cap of $260 BILLION, launched their video platform with no system to protect independent rights holders," Green wrote. "It wouldn’t be surprising if Facebook was working on a solution now which they can roll out conveniently after having made their initial claims at being the biggest, most important thing in video." Yup.