robocall

(名詞) 自動撥打並播放預錄語音的電話。亦寫成 robo-call

引句:
Obama also recorded an automated robocall to urge Massachusetts voters to support the Democrat, and he cut a Web video with the same message.
—Janet Hook, "Healthcare overhaul may depend on Massachusetts Senate race," Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2010

These calls are nothing but political spam, and since it is possible to thwart computer-spam transmissions, surely the technology exists, or can be devised, to block robocalls. I am aware of the First Amendment implications of what I am proposing, and they weigh on me. But I should be able to keep my home free of robocalls — an odious invasion of privacy, a burden on my precious time and a barrier to real and possibly important phone calls — if I so choose.
—Howard Schneider, "Spam, When the In-Box Is My Ear," The New York Times, October 31, 2009

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