The Republican National Committee (RNC) is exploring legal action against Google after alleging that the tech company suppressed more than 22 million campaign emails by diverting them to spam folders since September.
Under pressure from Republicans, Google, which maintains that party affiliation has no bearing on which emails are routed to the spam bin, implemented an FEC-approved mechanism to guarantee that campaign mailings entered users' primary inboxes.
However, the RNC, which provided Fox News Digital with statistics from its email campaigns, claims that this has not remedied the issue, since large numbers of emails continue to be spammed by Google at the end of every month.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claimed in a statement to Fox News that "Google suppresses key GOTV and fundraising emails at the end of every single month, like clockwork, with no explanation or commitment from Google to resolve this issue."
"With less than 40 days until election day, critical GOTV emails to our opted-in voters in places with early voting already underway are being systematically sent to spam."
Since a University of North Carolina study revealed the internet giant labelled 59.3 percent more emails from conservative candidates during the 2020 election as spam compared to liberal candidates, Google has been under fire for marking political emails as spam.
José Castaeda, a representative for Google, said there was no prejudice in how emails were sent to spam folders in a statement to Fox News, but he did not explain the odd pattern of RNC emails being suppressed at the end of every month.
"We enable it for political committees and other groups to email their important key audiences, donors, and constituents. Politics or political affiliation have no role on whether we put emails in the spam folder when Gmail users request not to receive them, the spokesman added.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on BREITBART.