BuzzFeed to use French, Spanish, Portuguese ‘translator’

Rappler.com

CROWDSOURCED. BuzzFeed and Duolingo join forces to provide translated content. Owl image from Duolingo.com

BuzzFeed announced plans Monday for French, Spanish and Portuguese editions in a push to expand the footprint of the US-based social news website. The international sites will use native speakers of French, Spanish and Portuguese who are learning English, employing Duolingo’s algorithmic translator. BuzzFeed claims to have some 80 million monthly unique viewers for its news site, which has been moving to become a more mainstream operation after its original launch, which focused on offbeat stories and videos.

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