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Mark Zuckerberg denies Facebook is listening to users’ audio conversations for ad targeting

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has testified before the congress for the first time after the controversial Cambridge Analytica scandal.

However, aside from shedding light in the issue of data privacy, Zuckerberg also had the chance to clarify a long-time issue about the networking site’s alleged recording of users’ audio conversation using a device’s microphone for ad targeting purposes.

In a report by, Zuckerberg denied listening to users’ conversations to use information for ad purposes after being asked by Sen. Gary Peters about the issue.

The CEO said: “No. Let me be clear on this: You’re talking about this conspiracy theory that gets passed around that we listen to what’s going on on your microphone and use that for ads. We don’t do that.”

Speculations sparked after some users claimed to have seen Facebook ads that were related to their recent call conversations.

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