RNC sues Google claiming spam filter blocks email

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has filed a lawsuit against Google in a U.S. district court in California for allegedly putting its campaign emails in the spam folders of its millions of users.

Google last month launched a pilot program to keep campaign emails out of spam. But the RNC has been criticizing the program, arguing it doesn’t help enough with political email filtering.

Axios first reported that Google was launching the program in June. It was later approved by the Federal Election Commission and launched last month. The lawsuit alleges that 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 timing of Google’s most egregious filtering is particularly damning,” the RNC said.

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