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Apscitu Warned of Google Censoring Republican Email Ads Already in 2012 Presidential Election

          December 2, 2022

Google Mail (Gmail) is the most popular email service by far, used by millions of individuals, government, media, business, and academia for years.

However, only very recently have politicians and the media, all IT incompetent, started warning of Google, via its Gmail spam filter, censoring Republican email ads in recent elections, particularly the 2020 Presidential Election. But over 3.5 years ago, in Google: Invasion of the Email Snatchers, Apscitu warned of this having already happened in the 2012 Presidential Election:
During the 2012 Presidential Election I used my University of Alaska Gmail account to receive Republican email ads and most of them ended up in the Gmail spam folder no matter what I did, like repeatedly declaring them Not Spam. This didn't happen to unsolicited Democratic email ads. The Gmail spam folder is only accessible online since Gmail is webmail. Like many people, I used a non-webmail email client on my computer and usually didn't go online often to look in the Gmail webmail spam folder. Further, uncharacteristically, emails in the spam folder are deleted after 30 days.
Academia, which is overwhelmingly anti-Republican, has recently done studies proving this anti-Republican Google censorship. For example, Apscitu's Corruption and Free Speech at Columbia, which also uses Gmail, talks about a recent study, A Peek into the Political Biases in Email Spam Filtering Algorithms During US Election 2020.

Email ads are incredibly important to all political parties. These days, since they are so effective, they are the main way political parties get their message out and raise money. Email addresses of supporters are incredibly valuable and the political parties go to a lot of effort and expense to get them. A political party, like the Democrats, blocking its opponent's emails via Gmail is a sure-fire way to steal an election.

This political email censorship by Google is not surprising given that Google founder Sergey Brin was born and raised in Soviet Russia (Moscow) so feels such censorship is perfectly normal. See Google — Illegal Competitor or National Security Threat.

Since Google: Invasion of the Email Snatchers, Apscitu has written extensively about Google's Gmail spam filter, including Whitelists, Blacklists, and the Great Spam Filter Scam and Biggest Turnoff: Gmail Spam Filter, as well as Your Friends Get By (Google) With A Little Help From You. It was part of the reason for the invention of Apscitu Mail.

I have also been contemplating a First Amendment lawsuit about Google's email censorship, particularly since Google may be colluding with the government to do this. As I wrote in Apscitu's Google: Invasion of the Email Snatchers, as well as No, The NSA Does Not Have Encryption-Breaking Quantum Computers, it has already been proven both that Google colludes with the NSA to spy on innocent Americans, particularly via giving the NSA easy access to Gmail, and that the NSA lets the FBI do the same thing.

The FBI is an unconstitutional organization from its creation in 1908 — the Founding Fathers would never have agreed to a national police force, given their horrendous experience with the British — and throughout its dark history has been used by those in power to spy on, as well as harass, innocent Americans, albeit political opponents, such as President Richard Nixon did, as uncovered in Watergate; read or watch All The President's Men. Worse, being IT incompetent, the FBI can't even do what it was ostensibly created for, to protect innocent Americans; see U.S. Surrenders in IT War, Starts Paying Tribute to Russia and FBI Hacking Investigation Negligence Lawsuit.

Currently, the FBI is in trouble yet again, this time for colluding with pre-Musk Twitter to censor innocent Americans, albeit political opponents. It's a trivial step from spying to censorship.