Calls from politicians, public service announcements and "informational" calls will be exempt from the new rule. A call alerting a traveler that his or her flight has been delayed would still be allowed, for example.So push polls and political smears still make the cut?
UPDATE: Yes, they do. What a crock:
However for those who have called on the FTC to help eliminate the other phone scourge - political robocalls - the new rules will not help. Calls from political campaigns are considered protected speech the FTC said.How about if a political campaign sprays graffiti on my front door? Is that also protected speech?