The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against Google on Friday, accusing the media giant of knowingly spamming its campaign emails.
“This case is about a market-dominant communications firm wrongfully discriminating against the Republican National Committee … by restricting its e-mail messages because of the RNC’s political affiliations and views,” the suit reads.
The RNC alleges that Google has been sending its campaign and fundraising emails to spam for 10 months, and that the company is ignoring requests to discuss the issue, despite previously working with the RNC to resolve spam filter issues.
“The timing of Google’s most egregious filtering is particularly damning,” reads the lawsuit, which alleges that Google filters “almost all” emails sent by the RNC for spam at the end of the month, which is also the most profitable time for fundraising for committees.
Lawyers for the RNC said that in discussions between Google and the committee, “every explanation has been refuted and every solution has failed.”
“The only reasonable inference is that Google is intentionally sending critical RNC emails to the spam folder because the RNC is sending them,” the suit says.
The Hill has reached out to Google for comment on the RNC’s lawsuit.