Twitter Starts Providing Data for Coronavirus Research

Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites in the world and while it has failed in a lot of ways to keep up with the kind of growth that Facebook has seen the fact of the matter is that there are a lot of people that use the site on a regular basis which essentially means that this social network collects a lot of data and this data can end up being used in a wide variety of ways.

While it is true that these corporations tend to use this data in order to gain as much profit as possible, the truth of the situation is that there are a lot of other uses that they find for this data as well and in some cases this data can be useful for benefit of the world in general, and this is particularly being seen during this particular period in time while the world is beset by a pandemic that is crashing economies and killing lots of people.

Hence, in order to help out with the current effort to understand the virus as well as to see how misinformation and other kinds of fake news are spreading right now, Twitter is allowing a group of experts, specialists and scientists to access data related to tweets that are about Covid-19.

This can be of enormous help to people that are conducting research in this field because of the fact that it can widen their data set and enable them to figure out how best to tackle the situation that we are currently in, something that doesn’t happen as often as it needs to. This is the first time Twitter is granting complete access to a particular subject’s data, and it is being widely praised as the right thing to do.



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