The inbox is not the place for political propaganda

The university should review its policy concerning its e-mail account system. The lack of a policy regarding unsolicited political messages sent through TCU e-mail accounts opens the door for possible abuse of the university’s global address book, which lists the e-mails of the entire university community.

Choosing a mass number of e-mail addresses and then spamming those people with political messages is essentially political propaganda. It abuses the privilege to communicate with anyone on campus, especially if the global address book is used for the advancement of a political party aimed at an unwilling or unsuspecting audience.

It is important to be involved in politics, especially for college students, who have mostly established their political stances upon graduation, but it shouldn’t be in the form of spam. Some Americans are already turned off at the idea of becoming involved in politics because of the overwhelming amount of information blasted at them from all corners of the media. There’s no need to continue to turn people off by sending unwanted political messages to their inboxes. If anything, political propaganda will end up in the same folder as those sexually inappropriate advertisements: the junk folder.

Web editor Maricruz Salinas for the editorial board.