Political Spam Is a Growing Problem in Text Messaging

Text messaging has become one of the most widely-used and trusted communication platforms in the U.S. with more than 4 in 5 Americans texting regularly and 5.5 billion messages being exchanged every day. But a novel threat presents new challenges: political spam. In part, text messaging’s popularity is explained by the fact that users on […]

American Consumer Institute Supports FCC Move to Protect Consumers from Robotexts

The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer institute, regarding today’s FCC adoption of a declaratory ruling classifying text messaging as an information service:   “The FCC’s decision to classify text messaging as an ‘information service’ will help ensure that consumers continue to benefit from the sophisticated tools that have […]

ACI Calls on FCC to Reject Text Messaging Regulations

The FCC is currently accepting comments on a petition that seeks the application of 1930s-style common carrier regulations on text messaging services. Today, ACI called on the FCC to reject the petition.  The following is an except of ACI’s filing with the FCC: Comments of the American Consumer Institute The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) is […]