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Republican National Committee sues Google over email spam filters
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Republican National Committee sues Google over email spam filters

The Republican National Committee has filed a lawsuit against tech giant Google, alleging the company has been suppressing its email solicitations ahead of the midterm elections in November — an allegation Google denies.The lawsuit, filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of California Friday evening, accuses Gmail of "discriminating" against the RNC by unfairly sending the group's emails to users' spam folders, negatively impacting both fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts in pivotal swing states."Enough is enough — we are suing Google for their blatant bias against Republicans," said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in a statement to The Associated Press. "For ten months in a row, Google has sent crucial end-of-month Republican GOTV and fundraising emails to spam...
Supreme Court will hear two cases seeking to hold social media companies financially responsible for terrorist attacks
Politics

Supreme Court will hear two cases seeking to hold social media companies financially responsible for terrorist attacks

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear two cases seeking to hold social media companies financially responsible for terrorist attacks. Relatives of people killed in terror attacks in France and Turkey had sued Google, Twitter and Facebook, accusing the companies of helping terrorists spread their message and radicalize new recruits.The court will hear the cases this term, which began Monday, with a decision expected before the court recesses for the summer, usually in late June. The court did not say when it would hear arguments, but the court has already filled its argument calendar for October and November.One of the cases the justices will hear involves Nohemi Gonzalez, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen studying in Paris. The Cal State Long Beach student was one of 130 people ki...