“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.
At the time much of the content on DeepCapture.com was written, the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 was either on the verge of happening or had just occurred. In those days, emotions among this publication’s contributors were raw and, in an effort to get their warnings noticed and appropriate blame placed, occasionally hyperbolic language and shocking imagery were employed.
Were we to write these entries today, a different tone would most certainly prevail.
Yet, being a record of a pivotal time in our global economic history, we’ve decided to leave the rawness unedited, with the proviso that readers take the context of the creation of certain posts into account, and that those easily offended re-consider the decision to read them.