Facebook’s Sneaky Viral Video Spam Problem

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Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife — viral videos are climbing into your News Feed, snatching up your content.

It’s not in your headFacebook is delivering more videos. A Facebook spokesperson tells Mashable that “twice as many people now watch videos on Facebook compared to just six months ago.”

Rival Google still dominates the online video market, but Facebook’s controversial move toward auto-play last year has made video consumption a more natural part of the News Feed experience. When you pause your scrolling to watch a herd of baby goats or dancing ferrets, Facebook recognizes that, and then delivers even more videos Read more…

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