Big Data, little lies, big problems – how Big Data can manipulate algorithmic trading

Add a new stock manipulation concern to the list: Big Data. Every piece of information mined out of Big Data by algo systems is suspect, and subject to hacking and manipulation. In 2017, if you understand what an algo is looking for and how it might react to a particular tidbit of information, you could deceive it with a minor hack of poorly protected and seemingly innocuous data. Will it be possible for market regulators to detect and to prosecute these cases, and will they have the authority to do so?
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