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Screenshot via Billdebiasio.com

2020 candidates face around 550 websites that aim to "typosquat" — or provide unintended content via a misspelling — their campaigns, according to a new report from Digital Shadows.

How it works: Users who go to Tulsi2020.co rather than Tulsi2020.com would find themselves redirected to a political rival's page — in this case, Marianne Williamson's — but the tactic can be used for a wide variety of purposes.

The big picture: Around 68% of typosquatted sites redirect to some kind of incorrect page. They can send users to a rival campaign, toward malicious browser extensions or other such surprises.

  • Elizibethwarren.com will take you to President Trump's campaign page.
  • If you misspell WinRed, the Republican fundraising site, and you'll arrive at ActBlue, the Democratic fundraising portal.

8% of sites contained wildly unofficial content about the candidate in the web site address.

  • Those ranged from fan sites, like KamalaHarris.fr, or more malicious attacks, like Billdebiasio.com.
  • Digital Shadows notes that a bootleg message can cause brand damage to a candidate.
Screenshot via KamalaHarris.fr

The remaining 24% of typosquatted sites were non-malicious sites with little content relating to the candidate.

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President Trump's policy legacy is as much defined by what he's ignored as by what he's involved himself in.

The big picture: Over the past four years, Trump has interested himself in only a slim slice of the government he leads. Outside of trade, immigration, a personal war against the "Deep State" and the hot foreign policy issue of the moment, Trump has left many of his Cabinet secretaries to work without interruption, let alone direction.

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