But the larger, much thornier, issue involves the reporters who disseminated those statements.
Now the SEC wants to know who gave out negative information about Bear and how it was disseminated.
And data collected and disseminated by the government is hugely important.
c.1600, from Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare "to spread abroad, disseminate," from dis- "in every direction" (see dis-) + seminare "to plant, propagate," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen). Related: Disseminated; disseminates; disseminating. Middle English had dissemen "to scatter" (early 15c.).
disseminated dis·sem·i·nat·ed (dĭ-sěm'ə-nā'tĭd)
Spread over a large area of a body, a tissue, or an organ.