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Subject: Re: Get ready for an onslaught of polital spam in 2004
From: Mitch Collinsworth <mitch @ ccmr . cornell . edu>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 16:23:37 -0400 (EDT)
To: Steven Atran <steven . atran @ gulfcouncil . org>
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
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It's too bad I don't look at spam anymore.  Now I won't know who
not to vote for...

-Mitch


On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, Steven Atran wrote:

> I have seen the future of politcal campaigning, and it's spelled S P A M.  A
> few weeks ago there were local elections in New Orleans, Louisiana.
> Although I live and work in Florida, my office e-mail domain somehow got
> added to the e-mail campaign lists of the candidates.  For weeks prior to
> the election, I and others in my office, along with my e-mail lists, were
> getting political ads via e-mail almost daily.  These ads had fake return
> addresses and no remove lines.  And it wasn't just one candidate.  The
> e-mails were for at least two candidates.  This was just for a small local
> election.  2004 is going to be a major election year in the U.S., and I
> suspect we are going to have to deal with a lot more e-mail politcal ads in
> the coming months, much of it mis-directed as were the New Orleans ads to
> me.
>
> Steven


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