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Gmail users could start seeing more campaign fundraising emails hitting their inboxes over the next couple days as Google starts rolling out a new political filtering system.

Google told Axios on Monday that it was launching a controversial new pilot program to keep campaign emails out of spam folders this week. The program was announced back in June and allows candidates, political party committees, and leadership political action committees to apply for spam folder exemptions.

In August, the Federal Election Commission narrowly voted to approve the program after Google asked for the agency to sign off on it earlier this year.

The move comes after months of criticism from Republicans who fear Google disproportionately flags GOP emails…

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