Stock Manipulation By Fake Tweet [INFOGRAPHICS]

How could a single fake tweet drive down the markets so quickly? It’s been billed as a “Terminator moment“, when the markets reminded us about Skynet’s grip on trading. The Dow dropped 145 points in a matter of minutes, only to recover and end up for the day. But the moment was yet another alarming display of how high-speed trading can instantly alter the markets.

Fake Tweets Retreat Explained Infographic