Facebook Video Is Squeezing Out YouTube as Brands Embrace Autoplay

The social network increasingly rules its own roost

Brand marketing habits are changing in Facebook's favor—at least when it comes to posting and playing videos—part of the social giant's grand video plans. Budweiser, McDonald's and even Beyoncé are now posting videos directly to the social network—not just sharing YouTube links—and it's leading to a digital power shift. In short, YouTube clips, once ubiquitous on Facebook, no longer dominate on Facebook's feed, which is siphoning some traffic from Google's popular video site.