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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users’ audio: Bloomberg

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Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Facebook confirmed that it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it was no longer doing so, Bloomberg reported.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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