Web: Fake New Impresario Patrick Byrne Gets Canadian Court Deadline

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Fake New Impresario Patrick Byrne Gets Canadian Court Deadline

Gary Weiss

gary-weiss.com, 16 February 2017

Another setback for Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, as he fights the There’s been a victory in the struggle against fake news, and chances are you’ve never heard about it.

I’m referring to a legal battle involving a right-wing financier named Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com. A few months ago he was trounced in a Canadian court for outlandish lies that he published on his fake news website, “Deep Capture.”

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Article: Emails show journalist rigged Wikipedia’s naked shorts

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Emails show journalist rigged Wikipedia’s naked shorts

Cade Metz

The Register, 1 October 2008

Two and a half years ago, Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne penned an editorial for The Wall Street Journal, warning that widespread stock manipulation schemes – including abusive naked short selling – were threatening the health of America’s financial markets. But it wasn’t published.

“An editor at The Journal asked me to write it, and I told him he wouldn’t be allowed to publish it,” Byrne says. “He insisted that only he controlled what was printed on the editorial page, so I wrote it. Then, after a few days, he got back to me and said ‘It appears I can’t run this or anything else you write.'”

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