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Twitter Bursts With Conspiracy Theories After NYSE Trading Halt

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Jul 2015 06:53 PM

Twitter exploded with conspiracy theories after hacker group Anonymous' tweet late Tuesday wondering about a "bad" day for Wall Street preceding an hours-long halt in trading on the New York Stock Exchange because of a "technical issue."

"It’s not a big event, it’s a matter of flipping the switch and hoping the circuit doesn’t blow," Thomas Caldwell, chairman of Caldwell Securities Ltd. in Toronto, said of the restart. "Orders will be re-entered there and the book will build up."

But not everyone was convinced in the Twittersphere, after the seemingly prescient tweet from Anonymous.


Said one poster:



Twitter user James Higgins speculated the NYSE's objections made it seem even more likely the event was a hack:



Even Anonymous poked fun at its theorized prediction, posting a tweet with the hashtag YAN, short for Your Anonymous News, and featuring the late Johnny Carson as Carnac the Magnificent:



Time reports
the hacker group's tweet may have only been referring to the potential worldwide economic fallout from the ongoing Greek debt crisis and worsening economic uncertainty in China.

Markets around the world, including on Wall Street, fell sharply Wednesday on both of those concerns.

Time also notes economic uncertainty has been a topic of interest for Anonymous in recent days, with the hacker group re-tweeting comments about the topic, including one that seemed to hail the stock market losses:



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