Last week, many Australians received unsolicited text messages encouraging them to vote for Clive Palmer and his United Australia Party. Palmer claimed to have sent these messages to over 5.6 million phones, and garnered over 265,000 visits to his website as a result.
However, Palmer also received over 3000 direct complaints regarding these messages via text or email. Many others took to social media to express their displeasure at the legal but unwelcome communication.
Unsolicited text messages. pic.twitter.com/ZB2huvpQYR— SIMMO (@Simmoshowtalks) January 21, 2019