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We use data to address some of the world's greatest humanitarian issues.

Flattening the COVID-19 curve is a challenge that takes all of us. People are distancing to protect their communities, healthcare workers are saving lives on the front lines, and public health systems are looking to put the right guidelines in place. To do that, they need better information on whether preventive measures are working and how the virus may spread. We offer maps on population movement that researchers and nonprofits are already using to understand the coronavirus crisis, using aggregated data to protect people’s privacy.

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2020 Annual Report: COVID-19 and Beyond

Our annual report highlights some of the ways Facebook data – shared in a way that protects the privacy of individuals – assisted the response efforts to the pandemic and other major crises in 2020.

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Our Tools

We use a variety of technical tools to help our partners access and use data for disaster response, health, connectivity, energy access, and economic growth. Privacy is built into all of our products by default; we use techniques such as aggregation and differential privacy to protect your privacy.

Disaster Maps

Near real-time data on evacuations, displacement, and network connectivity access is shared with disaster response agencies.

Electrical Distribution Grid Maps

A predictive model to map electrical distribution infrastructure, built collaboratively with publicly-available data.

Future of Business Survey

Timely insights on the status of online small businesses around the world, particularly those owned by women.

Insights for Impact

Analysis of public conversations about particular topics on Facebook to help inform social outreach campaigns.

Population Density Maps

Satellite-imagery generated maps are used to improve health supply distribution, disaster response, and rural electrification planning.

The Inclusive Internet Index

Metrics that illustrate internet accessibility and inclusivity in rural communities.

Disease Prevention Maps

Facebook Disease Prevention Maps are designed to help public health organizations close gaps in understanding where people live, how people are moving, and the state of their cellular connectivity, in order to improve the effectiveness of health campaigns and epidemic response.

By making granular geographical data on social connections available, Facebook is helping researchers and policymakers understand the role of information networks on how people respond in this COVID-19 public health crisis. Not only can the data help in identifying and even potentially predicting infection clusters, but it can also help policymakers understand the extent to which social capital and online interactions between different areas can facilitate social distancing, slowing the spread of COVID-19 by having people interact online instead.””

Ben Charoenwong, Assistant Professor of Finance at the National University of Singapore

Case Studies

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