The latest Facebook-fuelled kerfuffle on the tech blogs was spawned by on-stage comments by VP of business and marketing relationships David Fischer at the Stanford Future of Media conference this week. Fischer was asked whether Facebook will ever run auto-playing video ads on its site, and gave a candid answer. “I believe there are ways we could do it. There are ways that could be destructive and distracting to the user experience,” he said, according to TechCrunch. “But there are ways that could potentially balance user experience with advertiser experience. We haven’t put a product out yet because we haven’t had one we’re comfortable with. But if we could, then we would do it.” So nothing to announce, then. Facebook is likely more focused on ramping up its mobile ads, where bandwidth issues would make auto-play videos even more unpopular.

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