Republican National Committee sues Google over alleged censorship of campaign emails

The RNC said that Google has brought inbox delivery from 90-100% down to 0% during key periods every month for nearly a year.

Updated: October 23, 2022 - 10:14am

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The Republican National Committee filed a federal lawsuit against Google for allegedly routing nearly all of their campaign emails to Gmail users' spam folders. 

The Republican group filed the lawsuit on Friday in California's Eastern District U.S. Court, alleging that Google is violating several California laws regarding political discrimination, unlawful business practices and economic interference.

The RNC has been tracking Gmail inbox delivery for 10 months and found that at key periods at the end of every single month, Google has brought inbox delivery from 90-100% down to 0%, the group stated.

The RNC filed a federal complaint earlier this year after a non-partisan study revealed that Republican emails were routed to Gmail spam folders about 820% more frequently than similar Democrat emails during the U.S. elections in 2020, yet Yahoo and Microsoft Outlook did not.

"Enough is enough – we are suing Google for their blatant bias against Republicans," RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said. "We are committed to putting an end to this clear pattern of bias."