Analysis of the abuse of social media — blogs, Wikipedia, message boards, etc — for the purpose of enabling illegal stock market manipulation.

AntiSocialMedia with Judd Bagley

Gary Weiss discards own identity, reborn “Tom Sykes” the bumbling sockpuppet

Apparently aware of the ruin that is his own reputation, Gary Weiss has taken to battling in favor of illegal stock market manipulation as “Tom Sykes”.
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Weighing the options

My direct involvement notwithstanding, I feel it’s both fair and accurate to say that the events surrounding the Gary Weiss/Mantanmoreland affair were among the strangest and most polarizing in Wikipedia’s history.
Judd Bagley
5 min read

Lecture on abuse of social media by stock manipulators

I recently lectured business students at the University of Texas, on the topic of abuse of social media by stock manipulators. I’ve merged the recording of the lecture with my slide presentation and converted...
Judd Bagley
12 sec read

Spyro Contogouris and the gentle art of hedge fund persuasion

Among the disturbing facts contained in the recently unsealed documents obtained via discovery in the Fairfax Financial (NYSE:FFH) vs. SAC Capital, et al, lawsuit are the lengths to which short-selling hedge funds go to...
Judd Bagley
3 min read

Introducing John Hempton: the Plunderer from Down Under

While an examination of the recently-unsealed products of discovery in the Fairfax Financial (NYSE:FFH) vs. SAC Capital, el al, lawsuit reveals the extensive involvement of most all the usual players -- both in the...
Judd Bagley
2 min read

Emails show journalist rigged Wikipedia's naked shorts

Writing from the pages of a makeshift website known as AntiSocialMedia.net, Bagley has accused Gary Weiss of not only rigging Wikipedia but flooding countless blogs and stock message boards with anonymous vitriol meant to...
Patrick Byrne
40 sec read

Fairfax and just the facts, Ma'am.

Evidence of corruption and market manipulation among stock researchers and short selling hedge funds? That sounds suspiciously like the claim Deep Capture reporter Patrick Byrne has been making, ad nauseum, for over three years.
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

Fairfax and just the facts, Ma’am.

Evidence of corruption and market manipulation among stock researchers and short selling hedge funds? That sounds suspiciously like the claim Deep Capture reporter Patrick Byrne has been making, ad nauseum, for over three years.
Judd Bagley
2 min read

Was Dan Loeb's capital allied with David Einhorn's?

Mega-hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb recently disclosed a double-whammy to his investors: substantial losses early in the third quarter of 2008, and the initiation of a formal SEC investigation into the operation of Loeb’s...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

Was Dan Loeb’s capital allied with David Einhorn’s?

Mega-hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb recently disclosed a double-whammy to his investors: substantial losses early in the third quarter of 2008, and the initiation of a formal SEC investigation into the operation of Loeb’s...
Judd Bagley
1 min read