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June 07, 2017

Facebook Offers Charities Free Data to Help Them Better Respond to Disasters

Liberian Red Cross

Facebook will provide aid groups like the American Red Cross with maps based on user data that can help them better respond to disasters. In 2014, the Red Cross used crowdsourced maps to track the spread of Ebola in West Africa and improve delivery of aid.

Facebook will soon provide three international aid organizations with aggregated real-time data about its users in the event of major disasters that the company hopes will help those groups better respond.

Facebook said Wednesday it will give the aid...

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