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Cognizant to exit Facebook content review contract, 6,000 jobs under threat

Cognizant had about 500 workers in India's southern city of Hyderabad looking for sensitive topics or profane language in Facebook videos

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By Neha Malara and Akanksha Rana | Reuters
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp , one of Facebook Inc's content review contractors, said on Wednesday it would shut some content moderation business, including those focusing on identifying objectionable content, resulting in about 6,000 job cuts.

The information technology services provider will also eliminate up to 7,000 jobs in its other units to invest in growth areas such as cloud and internet of things to cushion the impact from a decline in spending by its financial customers.

The exit from some parts of the content moderation business will hurt financial performance in the coming year, Cognizant said.

Chief Executive Officer Brian Humphries said on

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 9:27 AM IST

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