Facebook works with researchers to ask users about the symptoms of corona disease
Facebook works with researchers to ask users about the symptoms of corona disease

Facebook announced Monday that as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at creating a "heat map" for new coronavirus infection (COVID), it will conduct a survey of some American users about their health-19).

The social network said it will show users a link at the top of the page (the latest news) to direct them to the survey. This will help them predict the necessary medical sources, the researchers said. Facebook said: If he works in the United States, this could extend the survey to include users from other countries.

It should be noted that Google first asked users about Facebook as part of the Carnegie Mellon University project, where the project was launched last month through the Opinion Rewards app, which gives users credit points from the Google Survey.

Facebook said on his blog: (Carnegie Mellon University) researchers will not share poll responses they receive from users. Facebook will not share user information with researchers.

The company also announced plans to provide epidemiologists with new data categories through the Disease Prevention Map program, which will share collected site data with partners who respond to viruses (Covid-19) in 40 countries. . .

The researchers used the data to inform the authorities in these countries daily about the movement of people in different regions and officials from specific cities and countries in the United States.

In addition to the data on the site, the company will also provide a "social summary" to demonstrate that people on different websites can be "Facebook friends". Facebook said: The new "shared sitemap" can also show that people in one region can communicate with people in another.


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