Trump Campaign App Is Spreading Misinformation and Violating Users’ Privacy, New Report Claims

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The Trump campaign app is being used to access a broad swath of users’ personal data and to spread misinformation, says a report by the MIT Technology Review, raising concerns about privacy and security.

The analysis, which reviewed the apps promoted by the campaigns for both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, found both apps were collecting “massive amounts of user data” with the goal of sending targeting messages directly to likely voters, “without needing to rely on major social-media platforms or expose themselves to fact-checker oversight” — although Trump’s app accessed far more personal data than Biden’s.

The Official Trump 2020 app has been downloaded nearly 800,000 times
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