Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio - Bloomberg. Reuters13 August 2019, 7:24 PM UTC. (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 https://bloom.bg/2YN3VY6. Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. What to read next.