“Social media” refers to the portion of the internet generated by and for the masses: typically blogs, wikis and message boards.
The strength of social media: anybody can contribute.
The weakness of social media: anybody can contribute. There’s no mechanism to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Stock manipulators take advantage of this by using social media as a tool of disinformation. The posts you’ll read in this section seek to expose these miscreants’ attempts to mislead investors, regulators, and members of the traditional media.