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Opinion: Why WallStreetBets chatter over GameStop is likely to seen as free speech

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Experts also wonder whether the commission-free investment app Robinhood engaged in improper behavior when it restricted buyers’ ability to purchase GameStop shares
GME,
+19.20%
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resulting in their subsequent decline.

As a law professor who teaches classes on the First Amendment, I find the law’s lack of clarity on this issue fascinating.

Free speech protections offered by the First Amendment will likely protect many, if not all, of the anonymous posters on WallStreetBets from claims of market manipulation.

Claims of market manipulation

GameStop’s stock price skyrocketed in mid-January after members of WallStreetBets discovered that hedge funds…



Source marketwatch.com

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