Lawmakers, tech industry look to thwart robocalls


April 27, 2018

Lawmakers are looking to work with the tech industry to stop a nuisance for millions of Americans: robocalls.

Robocalls, automated calls that use a computerized system to deliver pre-recorded messages or to connect a call to everyday Americans, are a problem for many, but especially the elderly, according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.

Last year, Americans were bombarded with 30.5 billion robocalls, an overall rise in calls from 29.3 billion robocalls placed in 2016. More than 3 billion calls were placed just this past March...

 
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