This is really disgusting, hedge fund manager spreads a completely unverifiable rumor, on twitter nonetheless, and profits from the result. Some choice quotes from the article:
What’s important when you’re in that hedge fund mode is to not do anything remotely truthful.
Who cares about the fundamentals?
“This is actually blatantly illegal,” he added, “but when you have six days and your company may be in doubt because you are down, I think it is really important to foment.”