Democratic National Committee (DNC)

DNC warns 2020 campaigns against using FaceApp

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The Democratic National Committee warned 2020 presidential campaigns that they should not use the viral facial-altering FaceApp because it was developed in Russia, CNN reports.

Our thought bubble, via Axios' Ina Fried: Lots of apps have access to your photos. However, since FaceApp is not based in the U.S., it could be harder to track what is eventually done with the images and harder to potentially sue later for misuse. And anything Russia-related raises additional alarm bells given that country’s efforts to interfere with U.S. elections.

ABC to host 3rd Democratic primary debate in Houston

Sen. Kamala Harris (R) (D-CA) and former Vice President Joe Biden (L) speak as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) looks on during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27.
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris at the Florida debate. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

ABC will host the 3rd Democratic primary debate in partnership with Univision in September in Houston, Texas, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday.

Details: Up to 20 Democratic presidential candidates could take part in debates on Sept. 12 and 13, although second night may not occur, depending on how many candidates qualify, per Politico.

Go deeper: Where the announced candidates stand on the issues, in under 500 words.