By Jessica Klein

Facebook has been trying to out-YouTube YouTube for a while now, making moves like tacking “video platform” onto its “social network” epithet, autoplaying videos to grow viewership, allowing for in-video annotations, and suggesting related videos for those using Facebook on mobile devices. Facebook is none too modest to keep from reporting its own success in the video realm, but it still means more when outside sources release figures that show how the social network/video platform is gaining on Google’s YouTube.

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