Researchers find Trump's 2020 campaign app hoovers user data - 2020-06-22

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F88.png Researchers find Trump's 2020 campaign app hoovers user data June 22, 2020, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Business Insider

Researchers have analyzed President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's 2020 campaign apps. Of the two apps, Trump's hoovers up far more of its users' data.

Jacob Gursky and Samuel Woolley of the University of Texas' Propaganda Research Team analyzed both apps and wrote about their findings in the MIT Tech Review.

According to Gursky and Woolley, Trump's app launched in mid-April and has garnered 780,000 downloads. Broadly speaking the app allows users to engage with the Trump campaign, enabling people to sign up to volunteer, get tickets for events, and livestream the president's rallies.

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{{cite news | first = Isobel Asher | last = Hamilton | title = Researchers find Trump's 2020 campaign app hoovers user data | url = https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-2020-campaign-app-hoovers-user-data-2020-6 | work = Business Insider | date = June 22, 2020 | accessdate = June 28, 2020 }}