World Population Flows through the Lens of Twitter Data during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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⇱ Some preliminary analysis
About:The maps provide a rough but intuitive view of near real-time population flows on a daily basis captured with twitter data. Each line indicates a user movement from day one to day two (the next day). The yellow end of the line denotes origin and the purple end denotes destination.Brightness indicates movement intensity.Data are collected with Twitter API. Only tweets at the place level (e.g., Columbia,SC) are used in the maps for privacy concerns. For the representativeness of the tweets and twitter API, please visit here and here.