More Social Media Data Mining

In a recent blog post we highlighted a proposed social media mining tool that would help the Dept. of Health & Human Services during health emergencies.

Now the Food & Drug Administration has posted a Sources Sought notice to monitor social media on blogs, message boards and social media sites about FDA-regulated drugs, medical devices, food and tobacco.

Last year the White House approved the use of social media mining programs to gain “situational awareness”, as long as agencies are transparent about what information they’re collecting, and why.

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