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Gmail Can Now Spam-Proof Politicians’ Emails

Gmail Can Now , Spam-Proof Politicians’ Emails. The Verge reports that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved Google's proposal to keep campaign emails out of spam folders on Aug. 11. Under the plan, political candidates and committees can apply to have their emails evade Gmail's spam detection system. . Under the plan, political candidates and committees can apply to have their emails evade Gmail's spam detection system. . Google didn't need the FEC's approval to roll out the feature, but the company wanted to make sure it wasn't breaking election regulations. . The Verge reports that Google's political filtering plans were announced after a study determined that GOP emails were being disproportionately flagged compared to Democratic emails. . The Verge reports that Google's political filtering plans were announced after a study determined that GOP emails were being disproportionately flagged compared to Democratic emails. . The National Republican Senatorial Committee claimed that , “Google and its algorithms have handed a distinct advantage to Democrat fundraising efforts, resulting in Republicans raising millions of dollars less than they should.”. José Castañeda, a Google spokesperson, issued a statement about the new feature. . Our goal during this pilot program is to assess alternative ways of addressing concerns from bulk senders, while giving users clear controls over their inboxes to minimize unwanted email. , José Castañeda, Google spokesperson, via The Verge. We will continue to monitor feedback as the pilot rolls out to ensure it is meeting its goals, José Castañeda, Google spokesperson, via The Verge
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