Facebook was Listening After All

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Picture this: You’re hanging out with a friend, talking about how you’re excited about fall and PSL’s…moments later, there’s an ad for a PSL on your Facebook timeline. Do you think Facebook was listening to you?

YOU WERE 100% RIGHT!!!!

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This news is terribly uncomfortable (even though we all knew it was happening) Facebook admitted to hiring external contractors to listen to our conversations from the messenger app. Hope they enjoyed transcribing several hours of “Love Island” debates!

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Good news, Facebook said it “paused the practice over a week ago.”

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This report was done after the public learned that Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon all used human contractors to listen to audio through their voice assistant products.

If you suddenly feel the urge to cleanse yourself of social media, WE GET IT!!

- Sarah Christie