Facebook is now collaborating with researchers at Carnegie Mellon in order to launch a survey, where responses will be used to help track COVID-19. The survey will appear above Facebook’s News Feed, where users can respond to questions regarding their health. The questions were crafted by Carnegie Mellon researchers, and they ask about potential symptoms that may be related to the berries.
The data from the survey will be used to inform the spread of the disease, and mapping instances of symptoms. Initially, the survey will only be available the Facebook users in the United States, however, if the results are seen as useful the survey could be adapted for other countries.
Overall the survey shows how social media platforms can be used to acquire data that can be used to inform how the virus is tracked
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