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Republicans Want to Shove Their Spam Down Your Inbox
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Republicans Want to Shove Their Spam Down Your Inbox

szarkaszarka Member

Just when you think you've seen all the dumb ways politicians want to screw up the Internet, they find a new one… Ladies and Gentlemen, the Political BIAS Emails Act of 2022:

"It shall be unlawful for an operator of an email service to use a filtering algorithm to apply a label to an email sent to an email account from a political campaign unless the owner or user of the account took action to apply such a label."

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  • Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

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  • jarjar Member, Patron Provider
    edited August 3

    It's just targeting Gmail with their "label" language. Google is already talking to the FEC about collaboration on the topic: https://www.fec.gov/updates/week-of-july-4-8-2022/

    Republicans are just mad because they send the most spam by far of any US party. Hefty amount of it blocked on MXroute purely on the grounds of unsolicited email. They can kiss my ass if they try to make me deliver it. Double opt in or 5xx I don't care who you are.

  • LTnigerLTniger Member

    @stevewatson301 said:
    Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

    Do you mean jsg and timbo?

  • @LTniger said:

    @stevewatson301 said:
    Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

    Do you mean jsg and timbo?

    No, these two.

  • jarjar Member, Patron Provider
    edited August 3

    Fuck republicans, gonna take you a while if you’re trying to understand me @stevewatson301 😂

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  • henixhenix Member

    @stevewatson301 said:

    @LTniger said:

    @stevewatson301 said:
    Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

    Do you mean jsg and timbo?

    No, these two.

    @jar and @wet dog?

  • hostdarehostdare Member, Patron Provider

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  • Jar and lapdog308

  • hahahahaha

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  • _MS__MS_ Member

    @stevewatson301 said:

    @LTniger said:

    @stevewatson301 said:
    Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

    Do you mean jsg and timbo?

    No, these two.

    Need to put some letters in that jar.

  • LTnigerLTniger Member
    edited August 3

    So, the name Jarland derived from Jar + Land? A land of jars it seems. Strange new world.

    P.S. Any complementary .png on that?

  • DPDP Member, Moderator, The Domain Guy

    Political BIAS Emails Act of 2022 ❌
    Political BS Emails Act of 2022 ✔️

  • JabJabJabJab Member
    edited August 3

    I mean is this really bad?

    Operators would need a way to 'recognize' such political e-mails (so new header or something?) which would make it 10189598189598158989x times easier to label and filter out?! Imagine logging to gmail in 2 months and seeing message "Hey, you have new e-mail from <political campaign>. Due to current laws we can't filter them automagically, but those are choice for you: 1. delete them, all, future one too; 2. Apply label <label selector>; 3. do nothing for now"

    o:)

    One click, years of silence.

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  • _MS__MS_ Member
    edited August 3

    @LTniger said:
    So, the name Jarland derived from Jar + Land? A land of jars it seems. Strange new world.

    P.S. Any complementary .png on that?

    Here you go:

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  • szymonpszymonp Member
    edited August 3

    I get a fuck ton of usa political spams even tho I dont live in usa. Fuck them 🖕

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  • pacopaco Member

    @jar said:
    It's just targeting Gmail with their "label" language. Google is already talking to the FEC about collaboration on the topic: https://www.fec.gov/updates/week-of-july-4-8-2022/

    Republicans are just mad because they send the most spam by far of any US party. Hefty amount of it blocked on MXroute purely on the grounds of unsolicited email. They can kiss my ass if they try to make me deliver it. Double opt in or 5xx I don't care who you are.

    And that is why it's unconstitutional off the bat and never will become law. It's grandstanding. Forced speech is also a 1st Amendment violation. Private entities are not literally people but are made up of people voluntarily pooling their resources and so forced speech on a corporate level is just batch executing unconstitutional constraints on speech, that's all. Even if by miracle of miracles it passes as legislation it will be enjoined immediately and struck down. Out of all of the attempts at skirting the 1st Amendment, this ranks pretty low on the effort scale.

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  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @jar said:
    Republicans are just mad because they send the most spam by far of any US party.

    Me not know or care and not living in the "exceptional country" but honestly, as much as I hate spamming from the bottom of my heart ....
    ... in my books sending political party spam emails still is orders of magnitude better than risking to ignite world war 3 to deflect from family problems.

    But don't worry, the "court" for Pelosi's husband has been nicely set up with a new "judge", a Pelosi friend of course. And if I'm not mistaken the "court" farce just so happens to take place while (almost) all eyes gaze at Taiwan.

    So, be nice and look at the province of China called "Taiwan" ... and then pay the fees for Pelosi's distraction adventure.

  • mwtmwt Member
    edited August 3

    Will political campaigns have to register their dkim in a database?

    As written, it sounds like it would be impossible to label spam because any text filter that allows 100% of campaign mail will be easy to exploit by other spammers.

    "✅✅✅ Vote 100% effective Viagra Cialis campaign for Senate"

    "Shhh! lonely voters looking for 🔥🔥 in your area."

  • I think that, even if it will not pass, the Supreme Court will make spam filters illegal. Or, better yet, leave the state Republicans to decide. THEN we will see REAL madness :P

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  • @LTniger said:

    @stevewatson301 said:
    Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

    Do you mean jsg and timbo?

    In what world do I come off as Republican?!?

  • @jar said:
    Fuck republicans, gonna take you a while if you’re trying to understand me @stevewatson301 😂

    You probably identify as Libertarian but are really Republican by vote history.

  • @jsg said:

    @jar said:
    Republicans are just mad because they send the most spam by far of any US party.

    Me not know or care and not living in the "exceptional country" but honestly, as much as I hate spamming from the bottom of my heart ....
    ... in my books sending political party spam emails still is orders of magnitude better than risking to ignite world war 3 to deflect from family problems.

    But don't worry, the "court" for Pelosi's husband has been nicely set up with a new "judge", a Pelosi friend of course. And if I'm not mistaken the "court" farce just so happens to take place while (almost) all eyes gaze at Taiwan.

    So, be nice and look at the province of China called "Taiwan" ... and then pay the fees for Pelosi's distraction adventure.

    Looks like you got a new assignment!

  • szarkaszarka Member

    Boy, that escalated quickly.

  • jarjar Member, Patron Provider
    edited August 4

    @TimboJones said:

    @jar said:
    Fuck republicans, gonna take you a while if you’re trying to understand me @stevewatson301 😂

    You probably identify as Libertarian but are really Republican by vote history.

    Fuck libertarians. Spend so much time trying to be agreeable with everyone just enough that they end up being useless social experiments. Their opinions change the moment anyone disagrees with them passionately enough because they feel like it stops them from being "in the middle."

    I identify as libservitarian. Everyone has at least one good idea and a thousand shitty ones. Sorry to not identify as a preconfigured label but I find that I hate everyone equally lately. Republicans are warmongering idiots, democrats are warmongering idiots, libertarians are just edgy college students, the green party is just a bunch of pot smoking democrats.

    If you hate people who worship government, you're not welcome in any party other than libertarian. But then their platform is weird, their candidates too pandering, their voters would agree to nuke Canada if it was a centrist position by today's social standards because they literally only stand for "whatever is between democrat and republican."

    If anyone sees this and thinks I agree with their opinions, I probably don't. Not since early 2020 at least. Everything became even more polarizing with the pandemic and belonging to any particular camp meant social pressure to risk your safety, trade your freedom, or make hasty decisions. Not that any of it matters because if you need to agree with your opinions that's just sad anyway. Live your life and stay the hell off my lawn.

  • LTnigerLTniger Member

    @stevewatson301 said:
    Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

    Do you mean jsg and timbo?> @TimboJones said:

    @LTniger said:

    @stevewatson301 said:
    Two famous republicans on this forum are rather conspicuously absent from this thread. It would be very interesting to see their response.

    Do you mean jsg and timbo?

    In what world do I come off as Republican?!?

    O c'mon, you certainly don't look like Hilary boy. Than what? America has only 2 point of views - either you blue or red :D . Actually that's kinda sad...

  • pddpdd Member

    Hunter biden did this! :p
    and Female Stock God Nancy Pelosi too! :|

  • szarkaszarka Member

    @jar said:
    Fuck libertarians. Spend so much time trying to be agreeable with everyone just enough that they end up being useless social experiments. Their opinions change the moment anyone disagrees with them passionately enough because they feel like it stops them from being "in the middle."

    I suspect that you haven't kept up with recent LP news, then…

    Which is not to say that many of these folks aren't their own special brand of asshole and/or inconsistent in new ways. But I don't think trying hard to be "in the middle" is accurate anymore.

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  • jarjar Member, Patron Provider

    @szarka said: I suspect that you haven't kept up with recent LP news, then…

    Guess not. That should be popcorn worthy.

  • szarkaszarka Member

    @jar said:

    @szarka said: I suspect that you haven't kept up with recent LP news, then…

    Guess not. That should be popcorn worthy.

    There was definitely a lot of butthurt. ;)

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  • TimboJonesTimboJones Member
    edited August 4

    @LTniger said:
    O c'mon, you certainly don't look like Hilary boy. Than what? America has only 2 point of views - either you blue or red :D . Actually that's kinda sad...

    Wow, you really are not very observant, at all. Remember, I'm Canadian, so I'm a Trudeau boy. In Canada, the conservatives were generally not in favour of legalizing pot and were cumming over themselves to build more prisons.

    I'm a Bernie guy, but Hilary over Trump in every universe. She actually had governing experience.

    For the US, I'd love to see Tom Morello or The Rock be President.

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