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Wed May 23, 2018, 06:11 AM

The Apps For Ireland's Anti-Abortion Campaigns Allow User Data To Be Shared With The NRA

The Save the 8th and LoveBoth apps, hosted by the company that ran apps for the Trump and Brexit campaigns, allow personal user data to be shared with an international network of conservative groups.



Ireland's two largest anti-abortion campaigns are facing questions over privacy after a BuzzFeed News analysis found that personal user data gathered by both of their apps can be shared with an international network of conservative and religious groups that includes the US National Rifle Association.

The Save the 8th campaign and the LoveBoth Project are at the forefront of the campaign to prevent the repeal of the Eighth Amendment of Ireland's constitution – which makes abortion illegal in most cases – when the country votes in a referendum this Friday. Save the 8th's My8 app and the LoveBoth app were developed by the same Washington, DC–based company, Political Social Media LLC, which specialises in building digital campaigning tools for conservative, religious, and anti-abortion groups.

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This means data can be shared not just between the two ostensibly separate Irish anti-abortion groups, but also with previous clients such as the NRA, the Trump presidential campaign, the Republican National Committee, and the Susan B. Anthony List, a major US anti-abortion group. In the UK, the network includes the Conservative Party and main pro-Brexit campaign, Vote Leave.

The company has also developed apps for the Australian Christian Lobby and Marriage Alliance, two groups that campaigned unsuccessfully against marriage equality when the country voted on the issue in a postal survey last November.


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https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurasilver/ireland-anti-abortion-campaigns-apps-privacy-nra?utm_term=.fvY4b6pl6#.tpgvnzG3z

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Reply The Apps For Ireland's Anti-Abortion Campaigns Allow User Data To Be Shared With The NRA (Original post)
OnDoutside May 2018 OP
OnDoutside May 2018 #1
TimeSnowDemos May 2018 #2
OnDoutside May 2018 #5
TimeSnowDemos May 2018 #6
OnDoutside May 2018 #7
TimeSnowDemos May 2018 #8
OnDoutside May 2018 #9
TimeSnowDemos May 2018 #11
OnDoutside May 2018 #12
TimeSnowDemos May 2018 #13
voteearlyvoteoften May 2018 #3
OnDoutside May 2018 #4
workinclasszero May 2018 #10

Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:14 AM

1. Hopefully we will have a Yes vote on Friday, but I worry about these outside influences from the

same well funded RWNJ sources. Most people wouldn't have a clue that they are being played.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:17 AM

2. No surprise at all

 

But I think it will be yes on Friday... god knows my family is largely voting yes... Out of the voting age people in my family 7 of 9 are voting Yes.

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Response to TimeSnowDemos (Reply #2)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:30 AM

5. That's excellent. Both our votes will be Yes. Just need to GOTV now, and the weather looks good for

Friday.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #5)

Wed May 23, 2018, 07:39 AM

6. It does

 

And the fact that I'm in Rathfarnham and seeing a LOAD of Yes support makes me optimistic.

Of course my son's school is closed for the vote...

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Response to TimeSnowDemos (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2018, 09:24 AM

7. My son's school is closed too...am waiting outside it

right now, in sweltering 18c heat !

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #7)

Wed May 23, 2018, 10:10 AM

8. HA!

 

I hope we have this while we're down in Kerry... I mean we usually do... but... always at this time of the year the weather gets nice... taunting the kids.

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Response to TimeSnowDemos (Reply #8)

Wed May 23, 2018, 10:17 AM

9. Yes usually guaranteed good weather for the exams ! I'll have

my fingers crossed for you, a bit of sun transforms the place.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #9)

Wed May 23, 2018, 10:26 AM

11. We're lucky

 

This is what we USUALLY get (I've been 10+ times in the last decade).

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Response to TimeSnowDemos (Reply #11)

Wed May 23, 2018, 11:34 AM

12. Fantastic beach (and dog !), have a great time.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #12)

Wed May 23, 2018, 12:34 PM

13. Thanks!

 

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:24 AM

3. Women waving yes signs on every major corner in Dublin

They have the energy. The No’s have signs on every single lamppost. But no visible support.
Vote Yes!!

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2018, 06:29 AM

4. Brilliant ! The only canvassers calling to us were from the Yes side, and the Yes side won the

debate last night on tv - Simon Harris did a super job. There definitely seems to have been a turn since the weekend. Fingers crossed !

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2018, 10:20 AM

10. Nothing says "pro-life" like the damn NRA eh?

 

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