So I got an email over the weekend from the Trump campaign telling me how Trump actually won the election by a landslide and the how the “Fake News media is NEGLECTING to report serious evidence of voting irregularities.”
Then the email asked for money.
I know, it’s laughable -- any person with a brain recognizes that. Still, it makes me wish for some kind of vetting process from Google on the political misinformation that pours into my inbox via Gmail.
Trump saying he won by a landslide in an email to millions of people amounts to mail fraud. And let’s face it -- some will believe it because he said it.
And if Twitter can own its responsibility to flag certain steaming piles of BS (SPOBS) tweeted by Trump, why can’t Google figure out a way to flag similar SPOBS flowing through its email routes?
Marking them as spam isn’t enough. Why should our accounts be cluttered unnecessarily by missives from fraudsters, liars and losers like Trump?
This kind of material should not be allowed to hit any recipients’ mailbox except the senders — rerouted by Google with a “Return To Sender” note from the company explaining that it does not distribute SPOBS.