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FEC Greenlights Google Plan to Loosen Spam Filters, Overcoming Democratic Challenge


While Google has denied any political bias, the company has publicly and privately pointed to the pilot program as a way to alleviate concerns.

Credit: zutobi.com

The Federal Election Commission signed off Thursday on a plan by Google that would make it easier for campaign emails to bypass spam filters — beating back a late challenge from Democratic commissioners to block the proposal.

The agency voted 4-1 to approve an opinion stating that the plan would not break federal rules prohibiting companies from giving campaigns illegal non-monetary contributions, with one Democrat opposing and another abstaining.

From The Washington Post
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