Robocalls

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Montana can’t ban political robocalls based on their content alone, marking the latest in a string of court decisions against U.S. states that attempt to restrict automated phone calls promoting political campaigns. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Montana’s law prohibiting…

In a report from The Hill, the Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to allow phone carriers to block suspicious calls by default in an effort to bolster industry efforts to filter out robocalls and scammers. The proposal would also let phone companies offer their customers the option of blocking any numbers that are not…


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