Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Robocalls


With all of the accusations of unethical conduct circulating around "robocalls" - automated phone calls which play recorded messages to prospective voters - perhaps a good first step would be a simple change in how the sponsorship information is announced. If the sponsorship is announced up-front, it seems less likely that the candidate (or organizations supporting the candidate) will try to engage in dirty tricks. I believe this would simply involve applying existing FCC regulations to political calls - you know, the same laws which apply to everybody else. (Or do they apply, in which case these shenanigans are even more shameful.)

2 comments:

  1. Or better yet, we could extend the coverage of the "no call" list . . .

    CWD

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  2. It appears that states can create no-call lists for political robocalls, and a legislator in Michigan is proposing the creation of such a list. In your state? Good luck to you... ;-)

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