Facebook has downplayed accusations from a YouTube star that it allows pirated videos on its site so it doesn’t have to share ad revenues with the original creator, but has stopped short of outright denying charges that its video views are “based on lies, cheating and theft”.

Hank Green, an American vlogger with a YouTube following of more than 2.5 million subscribers, posted the allegations on his blog yesterday (3 August). Facebook “is… [Read more on The Drum]