In a workflow task description, the text after a less than symbol '<' gets truncated after the workflow is run and the task is generated.
When the below is added to the task description section of a Request Data action, the text after the '<' is deleted when the workflow is started.
DEMO <text after less than symbol
When configuring the Request Data action, in the task description section add a space between the less than symbol '<' and the next text.
So DEMO <text after less than symbol becomes
DEMO < text after less than symbol