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Episode 355
Jan 25, 2021

How GameStop became a “meme stock”

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A certain corner of the internet has found the biggest casino on Earth.

We looked at GameStop’s ballooning share price Friday, and since then things have … progressed. Today, we’ll look at what happened between the beleaguered video game retailer and r/WallStreetBets with “numb fascination.” Plus: contrasting Twitter and Facebook’s rules around misinformation and — one more time — Janet Treasury-Secretaryin’.

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Molly Wood Host
Donna Tam Interim Senior Producer
Tony Wagner Digital Producer
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