Using technology to manipulate the value of stocks may be easier than apparent. ABC World News had a report that companies were placing errant phone messages designed at duping investors into thinking that they are receiving a hot insider stock tip designed for someone else ears. The hope is the unsuspecting investor will act on the tip anyways, artificially inflating the value of the stock.
Douglas Rushkoff outlines an on line chatroom scenario that is similar in his book Exit Strategy. What if investors were using inter net chat rooms to inflate or devalue stocks by convincing investors to buy or sell at their will? More at Community Mobilization.