Regulators find 'fake news' aimed at stock investors

Washington • “Fake news” is not limited to presidential politics and conspiracy theories. Investors also have to be on the alert for stock promotions masquerading as unbiased reports online. Federal regulators have brought civil fraud charges against 27 businesses and individuals for deceiving investors into believing they were reading independent, impartial analyses of stocks on websites. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that the writers were secretly paid for writing the bull...

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