Say What? Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe User Audio

Say What? Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe User Audio

Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work.
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