Why is there no News Coverage of Google Phone Spam?
For the pst several years, I have been getting phone spam trying to get me to purchase internet advertisements on Google. It is always the same recorded voice robocall: “Hi, it’s Sarah calling to tell you about the great way to build your business with Google . . .” So far, I have logged eleven different phone numbers that have called my mobile phone with that recording. I understand why Google spams me – they are trying to sell ads.
What I don’t understand is why no news organization is writing about the fact that Google uses phone spam to build their business? This is the same organization that very publicly has a team whose job it is to fight web spam. They also have built a sophisticated tool into their Google Voice product to identify and filter out phone spam – while that very same phone spam is being used to promote Google’s business. Why is this not a news story?