Facebook provides aggregated mobility data to help researchers develop forecasting models


Facebook announced on its blog that it was providing researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health and National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan with aggregated and anonymised mobility data and high resolution population density maps to help inform their forecasting models for the spread of the virus as part of the company's broader "Data for Good program". Facebook said it might expand these efforts to a broader set of partners in the coming weeks. They are also helping partners understand how people are talking about the issue online through tools like CrowdTangle to better inform their efforts.

Source: https://about.fb.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus/#empowering-partners