Facebook analyses location data to show public behaviour change


Facebook's scientists are analysing location data about compliance with social distancing recommendations in various countries using information from a private vault of location information its apps have collected. The analysis shows that only "very modest" changes in habits in the US, France, and the UK, and much more substantial change in Spain and Italy between mid-February and mid-March. Other companies such as Google and Apple, may also be able to contribute insights into public behaviour. 

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/coronavirus-location-tracking.html

Writer: Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
Publication: New York Times