Hated Short Sellers Get Bold in Anonymous Age of Twitter

The Internet has given a new generation of short sellers and researchers tools to spread bearish investment advice in a blink, and, sometimes, do so anonymously. Accusations fly, many fall on deaf ears, but occasionally a post or tweet from a faceless source can wipe out billions of market value. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

They were reviled in the age of Rembrandt, outlawed in the time of Newton and, in the days of Napoleon, branded enemies of the state.

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