Facebook’s new tool to detect unauthorized vlogs


Facebook’s video-bloggers got their much-awaited copyright gift from the social media giant. Many vloggers like Hank Green had a problem with Facebook’s ownership rights and so, with their latest tool Facebook will now let the bloggers identify and remove unauthorized video content.

This includes content that is uploaded to the social media platform without the permission of the content owner especially if the content is going viral.

In competition with Google’s YouTube, unit of web-video supremacy, Facebook is now introducing a video-matching-technology that is designed to immediately identify the videos that are duplicate of the ones already uploaded by the content creators.

For a long time now, Facebook has been using Audible Magic to discover unauthorized video content through audio fingerprinting. Nevertheless, it hasn’t proved to be immensely helpful.

According to WSJ, “This is just the beginning,” said the Facebook post. “In the long-term, our goal is to provide a comprehensive video management system that fits the needs of our partners. This will take time, but we’re working on it, and we’re committed.”

Better late than never, Facebook finally took charge and changed the privacy game. The freebooting practice has been very common and is also not fair for the actual content creators.