Study Questions Accuracy of Google Flu Trends Tracker
A new study published in the journal Science finds that Google Flu Trends in recent years has largely overestimated the number of flu cases when compared with federal data. A researcher says that Google could improve its flu tracker tool by making its algorithm and research available to the public.
- "Google's Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles" (Harris, "Shots," NPR, 3/13).
- "Google's Flu Project Shows the Failings of Big Data" (Walsh, Time, 3/13).