TikTok Users and Coders Flood Texas Abortion Site With Fake Tips

To protest Texas’ new abortion law, activists said, they pranked a website set up by the state’s largest anti-abortion group.

#abortion, #computers-and-the-internet, #github-inc, #law-and-legislation, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #software, #texas-right-to-life, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #womens-rights

Silicon Valley’s Thin Skins and Giant Egos

Ellen Pao, the former C.E.O. of Reddit, talks Big Tech boys clubs, content moderation and workplace culture.

#audio-neutral-informative, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #pinterest, #reddit-inc, #silicon-valley-calif, #twitter, #venture-capital, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

He’s a Dogecoin Millionaire. And He’s Not Selling.

Glauber Contessoto went looking for something that could change his fortunes overnight. He found it in a joke cryptocurrency.

#content-type-personal-profile, #contessoto-glauber, #credit-and-debt, #dogecoin-project, #gamestop-corporation, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #virtual-currency

Language, Please! Salty Feminist Stitch Book Is Too Much for Michaels.

The craft retailer pulled a pattern book from its stores after employees noticed some of its designs contained swearing.

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Reddit’s ‘Roaring Kitty’ Will Speak at GameStop Hearing

The trader who pumped up the stock on the internet will appear next week with the leaders of the Robinhood app and hedge funds that lost big during the frenzy.

#citadel-investment-group, #gamestop-corporation, #gill-keith-1986, #hedge-funds, #house-committee-on-financial-services, #huffman-steve-1983, #melvin-capital-management-lp, #reddit-inc, #robinhood-financial-llc, #short-selling, #tenev-vladimir

Do Fed Policies Fuel Bubbles? Some See GameStop as a Red Flag

Analysts warn that low-interest rates are promoting speculative bubbles. The Fed itself has downplayed the possibility that it’s behind asset prices.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #gamestop-corporation, #interest-rates, #powell-jerome-h, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

Reddit, the Talk of the Internet, Raises $250 Million

The start-up, which was at the center of a recent stock market frenzy, was valued at $6 billion in the new funding round.

#advertising-and-marketing, #huffman-steve-1983, #online-advertising, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #super-bowl, #venture-capital

Reddit’s 5-Second Ad Was an Unlikely Super Bowl Winner

Other companies spent millions on ambitious commercials made for advertising’s biggest day. Reddit’s blip of an ad, made in under a week, connected.

#advertising-and-marketing, #gamestop-corporation, #online-advertising, #r-ga, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #super-bowl, #television

Wall Street’s Most Reviled Investors Worry About Their Fate

Short sellers — self-described financial detectives who make money when companies fail — were already worried about their success and safety. Then GameStop happened.

#enron-corp, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #point72-asset-management-lp, #reddit-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

The Hopes That Rose and Fell With GameStop

Fueled by amateur traders and online enthusiasm, the struggling retailer’s shares took investors on a ride like no other. For them, it ended in different ways, including apathy, defiance and regret.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds

Quest for Hollywood Fame Splits Redditors at Heart of Market Frenzy

The moderators of the Reddit message board WallStreetBets battled over movie deals after their sudden fame with the GameStop mania.

#computers-and-the-internet, #gamestop-corporation, #movies, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #wallstreetbets

Pumps and Dumps and Chumps

Please, stop falling for fake populism.

#computer-and-video-games, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

Are GameStop’s ‘Degenerates’ Just Getting Started?

They may have lost their bet. But they haven’t lost their political power.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #gamestop-corporation, #gill-keith-1986, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds

Why GameStop Reminds Mark Cuban of the ’90s

The billionaire says the current stock market is reminiscent of the first dot-com boom. “Everybody’s a genius in a bull market — until they’re not.”

#cuba, #cuban-mark, #gamestop-corporation, #icahn-carl-c, #reddit-inc, #shark-tank-tv-program, #stocks-and-bonds, #yahoo-inc

Deep-Cleaning Videos Are Getting Grosser

Stuck at home, people are excavating the mold in their dishwashers and the hair in their drains for your viewing pleasure.

#hygiene-and-cleanliness, #reddit-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

Can We Please Stop Talking About Stocks, Please?

The stock market isn’t the economy, but that’s hard to remember in a bubble.

#dow-jones-stock-average, #gamestop-corporation, #income-inequality, #nasdaq-composite-index, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

The GameStop Rebellion

What began as a story about Reddit versus Wall Street has since revealed itself to be something larger. We have an explanation of what happened and what it means.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

Reddit C.E.O. on GameStop and the Forum Shaking Up Wall Street

Steve Huffman on the subreddit causing chaos on Wall Street.

#gamestop-corporation, #huffman-steve-1983, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds

Lawmakers Look at GameStop Furor and See a Populist Issue to Seize

Ted Cruz. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The rush by both parties to side with young traders disrupting the markets reflects the broad recognition of the impulses driving American politics.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #cruz-ted, #democratic-party, #fortenberry-jeffrey-l-1960, #gamestop-corporation, #gingrich-newt, #khanna-ro, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #politics-and-government, #reddit-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #robinhood-financial-llc, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Everything’s a Joke Until It’s Not

Reddit communities grow powerful in plain sight. Why do they keep taking the world by surprise?

#4chan, #finances, #gamestop-corporation, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds

The Stock Traders of Reddit and TikTok

They are young, they are fearless and they are forcing everyone to pay attention.

#financial-brokers, #gamestop-corporation, #generation-z, #reddit-inc, #robinhood-financial-llc, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

Elon Musk, GameStop and the C.E.O. as Internet Troll

The billionaire Mr. Musk has inserted himself into the confounding stock market drama and solidified his role as the ultimate insider outsider.

#content-type-personal-profile, #gamestop-corporation, #high-net-worth-individuals, #musk-elon, #reddit-inc, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter

The ‘Roaring Kitty’ Rally: How a Reddit User and His Friends Roiled the Markets

A Massachusetts man who goes by “Roaring Kitty” on social media helped fuel the frenzy around GameStop. His $53,000 investment in the company briefly reached $48 million in value.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #robinhood-financial-llc, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

The GameStop Reckoning Was a Long Time Coming

This week, gleeful online hordes turned the stock market upside down. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #financial-brokers, #gamestop-corporation, #reddit-inc, #robinhood-financial-llc, #stocks-and-bonds

How GameStop’s Reddit-Fueled Rise May End

Let’s have an honest conversation about GameStop.

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4 Things to Know About the GameStop Insanity

It’s been a weird few days in the stock market, where a video game retailer has suddenly become the center of attention.

#citron-research, #financial-brokers, #gamestop-corporation, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds

GameStop Stock Trading: 4 Things to Know

It’s been a weird few days in the stock market, where a video game retailer has suddenly become the center of attention.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #citron-research, #e-trade-financial-corporation, #financial-brokers, #gamestop-corporation, #reddit-inc, #stocks-and-bonds

GameStop Stock Soars as Reddit Investors Take On Wall St.

GameStop shares have soared 1,700 percent as millions of small investors, egged on by social media, employ a classic Wall Street tactic to put the squeeze — on Wall Street.

#financial-brokers, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

Who Gets the Banhammer Now?

In a single week, some of the internet’s biggest platforms banned users and groups they had tolerated for years. What changed?

#facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #youtube-com

Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

Reddit’s Steve Huffman on Banning ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and chief executive, says new rule changes will help the company fulfill its mission.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hate-crimes, #huffman-steve-1983, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit

The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups.

#black-people, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberharassment, #hate-crimes, #huffman-steve-1983, #ohanian-alexis, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Complex Debate Over Silicon Valley’s Embrace of Content Moderation

Many in tech cheered when Twitter added labels to President Trump’s tweets. But civil libertarians caution that social media companies are moving into uncharted waters.

#computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

Coronavirus Propaganda Is Coming. Be Ready for It.

Americans will have to choose what to believe in a swelling sea of disinformation.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #politics-and-government, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #sputnik-russian-news-agency