Prepare your inbox, Gmail’s awful political spam experiment starts now
According to Axios, Google’s test will launch with messages from “a few campaigns.” The corporation makes an effort to reiterate the claim that opting out is still very much possible, but you’ll have to wait for the spam to arrive before you can voice your unhappiness. The first of these spam messages you receive should clearly identify itself with a banner.
Although the corporation claims that it will “evaluate whether these modifications improve the customer experience,” we have a sneaking suspicion that we could already provide an answer to that question and save a ton of money and effort.
Even though we’ll likely just click the “unsubscribe” button as soon as it displays in the end, this is still an annoying development. Although it’s clear that Google is attempting to find a fair middle ground in this situation, perhaps taking sides isn’t such a bad idea after all when one of those sides is known as “bulk email senders”?