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New FCC Rules Restricting Robocalls Have Pollsters Up In Arms

The 2016 election cycle will occur under the framework of a new set of rules recently adopted by the Federal Communication Commission that strengthen consumer protections against unwanted calls and spam texts. The FCC claims it adopted the rules as the result of receiving thousands of complaints about robocalls each month.

This article examines the new rules, which took effect June 18, and their potential impact on the ability of the media and others to educate and obtain information about voters.