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Vote No on Bill 602P

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Michael Gottsegen

Series: CLAL on Culture Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Media, telecommunications, and information (Electronic data processing, transmission, and retrieval)

Keywords: Technology; Social Patterns; Media

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


After forwarding an e-mail to his entire address book, warning them to protest Bill 602P, which would charge five cents for every sent e-mail, he finds out that the initial e-mail was a hoax. Noting how he was able to send one piece of faulty information to hundreds, the author realizes how today every individual has the potential to be a source of news.