Facebook is sharing user data and surveying users for epidemiologists

Facebook is sharing user data and surveying users for epidemiologists

Facebook said Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating ’heat maps’ of self-reported coronavirus infections. The company also said it would begin making new categories of data available to epidemiologists through its Disease Prevention Maps program.

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Randy Souse-Git
Randy Souse-Git 1 months

The "data" will be useless. People will misrepresent wilfully or out of paranoia or simply through ignorance. Add in some boys created by bad faith actors. Horrible idea. Horrible platform. I would have thought the big brains at Carnegie Mellon should know better than to use such a flawed methodology.

Skeptic
Skeptic 1 months

They track everything. It has some benefits and a lot of costs.

CommanderVaasDC
CommanderVaasDC 1 months

How in the fuck are they able to tell it a user us infected.

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