Presidential candidate and congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the company infringed on her free speech, according to the New York Times.
Gabbard claims that Google suspended her campaign’s advertisements in June.
According to the New York Times,
‘Tulsi Now Inc., the campaign committee for Ms. Gabbard, said Google suspended the campaign’s advertising account for six hours on June 27 and June 28, obstructing its ability to raise money and spread her message to potential voters.NY Times
After the first Democratic debate, Ms. Gabbard was briefly the most searched-for candidate on Google. Her campaign wanted to capitalize on the attention she was receiving by buying ads that would have placed its website at the top of search results for her name.
The lawsuit also said the Gabbard campaign believed its emails were being placed in spam folders on Gmail at “a disproportionately high rate” when compared with emails from other Democratic candidates.”New York Times