The Republican National Committee Has Filed a Lawsuit Against Google for Sending Campaign Emails to Spam Folders


(UPI) — October 22 — The Republican National Committee sued Google on Friday, saying that the internet giant was sending campaign emails to Gmail spam folders.

The case was brought to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, sued Google on Thursday for “illegally” getting “millions of Texans’ biometric data.”

“Google has sent millions of emails from the RNC to the spam folders of potential donors and supporters at crucial times in the election process. The fact that Google’s strictest filtering is happening now is especially troubling “In its lawsuit, the RNC says.

The lawsuit says that the RNC tried to get Google to explain and help, but “every explanation has been disputed and every solution has failed.”

A Google representative named José Castaeda said that the company does not filter emails based on their political views. “The spam filters in Gmail are based on what users do,” he said.

People on social media thought that the number of RNC emails might have been the reason why some people reported them as spam. Others said they got the emails even though they had never given the RNC their email address.

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Users can choose not to get emails in the future if they don’t want to. It wasn’t clear how many Gmail users still got RNC emails even though they had asked not to.

Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, said that Republicans are suing Google because of its “clear bias.”

“For more than a year, the RNC watched as Google arbitrarily limited the RNC’s ability to communicate with Gmail users by sending nearly all of the RNC’s emails to spam every month during crucial fundraising and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) times,” McDaniel said.

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