The Republican National Committee sues Google for email spam filters

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(Stocksak). The Republican National Committee (RNC), filed a lawsuit against Google (NASDAQ) Friday for allegedly sending spam emails to users’ spam folders.

The U.S. political committee accuses the tech giant of “discriminating” against it by “throttling its email messages because of the RNC’s political affiliation and views,” according to a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of California.

“Google has relegated millions of RNC emails en masse to potential donors’ and supporters’ spam folders during pivotal points in election fundraising and community building,” the RNC said in the lawsuit.

Stocksak contacted Google for comment but Google did not respond immediately.

Spam filters are used to filter spam messages from email services and divert them in a separate folder.

The RNC said that for most of the month, nearly all of its emails end up in users’ inboxes but at the end of the month, which is an important time for fund-raising, nearly all of their emails end up in spam folders.

“Critically, and suspiciously, this end of the month period is historically when the RNC’s fundraising is most successful,” the lawsuit said, adding that it doesn’t matter whether the email is about donating, voting, or community outreach.

The committee stated that the “discrimination” had been going on for 10 months despite its best efforts with Google.

It claimed that its mail going to spam folders was a significant cost to it in revenue. This will continue to be true as the midterm elections approach.

Republicans have long accused tech giants, accusing them of discriminating against conservative views.

That is what tech companies deny.

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