Collusion? NBC Promotes ‘Fun’ FaceApp, Then Realizes It’s Russian

July 19, 2019 | 5:33 PM EDT

On Wednesday, the hosts of NBC’s Today show were delighted by the latest viral craze sweeping the nation, FaceApp, an app that allows users to upload photos of themselves to see what they would like at different ages or even as a different gender. However, on Thursday, the journalists realized that they just handed over images of themselves to a Russian-backed company behind the suddenly popular app.

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