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Facebook Releases Data That Could Help Predict Spread of COVID-19

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Facebook Releases Data That Could Help Predict Spread of COVID-19

Facebook Releases Data That Could Help Predict Spread of COVID-19

Facebook Releases Data That Could Help Predict Spread of COVID-19 According to CNET, the social media giant is providing researchers with location data to determine if people are staying home.

The data, which Facebook says doesn't identify individual users, may also help researchers figure out where the coronavirus will spread next.

As part of its Data for Good program, Facebook released three new types of disease prevention maps.

One map details the probability of one area of people coming in contact with another area of people.

A second map shows if people are staying home in certain regions.

The third map shows if people have friends across state lines or in other countries.

Facebook is also helping Carnegie Mellon University Delphi Research Center to collect COVID-19 data by asking its users to participate in a short survey.


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