As the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election draw near, American voters should be concerned about big tech accountability.
By Faith Novak, Gingrich 360 Contributor
A recent study has shown that platforms such as Gmail, are censoring conservative politicians’ campaign emails by placing them in spam folders. In contrast, political emails from liberal candidates are left visible in Americans’ inboxes.
According to a new study by North Carolina State University’s Department of Computer Science, more than two-thirds of messages sent from conservative candidates are flagged as spam across platforms including Yahoo, Gmail, and Outlook.
The study, which lasted nearly three months, used 102 email accounts to subscribe to two Presidential, 78 Senate, and 156 House potential political candidates. Accounts were created with various demographic factors to remove biases.
The research indicated that Gmail moved 77.2 percent of right-wing political candidates’ emails as spam. Gmail had the highest percentage of conservative political candidates’ emails being censored compared to other platforms.
Additionally, the study added that the number of conservative emails being marked as spam on Gmail grew as the 2020 election day came closer. The number of left-wing emails (10.12 percent) being marked as spam remained the same as the 2020 election approached.
As the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 Presidential election draw near, American voters should be concerned about big tech accountability.
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