The Republican Party Board of Directors (the Republican National Committee, or RNC) says that messages sent usually end up in the inboxes of party supporters.
But at the end of the month, that wasn’t the case anymore. These emails then end up in the spam folder, making reading the messages “highly unlikely”. “The end of the month has historically been the most successful time for the RNC’s fundraising efforts,” said the lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Sacramento, California.
Republicans say the problem has been going on for 10 months. Attempts to resolve the issue in conjunction with Google were unsuccessful. The RNC is now seeking damages and a court order seeking to address “Google’s violations of the law.”
“As we’ve said repeatedly, we don’t filter emails based on political affiliation,” said Jose Castaneda, a Google spokesperson. “Gmail’s spam filters reflect users’ actions.”
Republicans have long claimed that many tech giants censor conservatives and their opinions, something the companies deny.
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