Steve Bannon used location targeting to reach voters who had been in Catholic churches - 2019-07-19

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F0.png Steve Bannon used location targeting to reach voters who had been in Catholic churches July 19, 2019, Makena Kelly, The Verge

In 2018, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon used location data from smartphones to target church-goers with get-out-the vote advertisements, according to a new report from ThinkProgress Friday.

"We're sending a message from CatholicVote, not to go vote for a specific guy," Bannon said. "But for all Catholics to go out and do their duty and they're going to put out a thing to support President Trump."

The concession came from a now-deleted scene from The Brink, a documentary by Alison Klayman focusing on Bannon's efforts to mobilize the far-right throughout the 2018 midterm elections. In an interview with Klayman, Bannon says that he worked with the conservative group CatholicVote to use location data obtained from carriers to target ads to people who had recently been to Roman Catholic churches in Dubuque, Iowa.

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{{cite news | first = Makena | last = Kelly | title = Steve Bannon used location targeting to reach voters who had been in Catholic churches | url = https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/19/20700866/steve-bannon-location-data-carriers-tmobile-att-verizon | work = The Verge | date = July 19, 2019 | accessdate = July 20, 2019 }}