Politicians Still Vote For Spamming Voters
from the but-then-it-dies-down dept
Back when politicians wrote the CAN SPAM law, they conveniently exempted political spam from the law — so they could spam at will (and even deny that it really was spam). However, for people who do consider any unsolicited email as spam, it would appear that there was an awful lot of political spam leading up to this past Tuesday’s election — and it certainly wasn’t all opt-in. The company that announced this found political spam in one of their spam honeypots, which clearly did not sign up to be alerted to political information, seeing as it’s a computer, not a US voter. Political spam has only increased in the last few years, even though it seems a lot more likely to piss off voters than make them care about a particular candidate.