How Reddit almost CRASHED the Economy with a meme.

Feb 24, 2021
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The GameStop short squeeze has probably been one of the biggest events in recent Internet history, completely disrupting the status quo of the financial world of billionaire hedge funds. What happened with WallStreetBets, Reddit, Robinhood and the Stock Market will probably linger for years to come as a turning point in internet culture. Today we recap the events and talk about the larger implications, although there are most certainly many ramifications of this story that have yet to surface.


Interesting piece on how the stock market is being manipulated:

On short selling, Tesla and Gamestop:
Most heavily shorted stocks in January of 2021:

Hedge funds losing billions of dollars:

Robinhood capital infusion:

Andrei Terbea - Lead Animator
Stefan Popa - Assistant Animator
Nicoleta Toader - Producer
Background track: "Delusional (Instrumental)" by Spring Gang
Outro song: Joakim Karud - "Loudness & Clarity"

#GameStop #Reddit #WallStreetBets

  • Stonks

    RedRedDay ago
  • sorry guys i gotta break the economy my names evergreen by the way (this is a joke)

    n8 maren8 mareDay ago
  • Esti roman andrei? Lool nu stiam desi chiar ma gândeam ca numele tau e românesc so...

    Maria MarcelaMaria MarcelaDay ago
  • Something like this will unlikely ever happen again. Ordinary people coordinating with each other as a whole to bring down companies can work at times when large companies slip and make huge business mistakes, but large companies also learn aggressively from such mistakes making it very unlikely that something like this would ever happen again. This isn't a revolutionary event where it is now a time when people can coordinate with each other to influence companies to a larger extent. In reality, this event only made companies less vulnerable to the power of the people because they now just learned never to repeat the same mistake again and they're now even more aggressive in watching their backs.

    Marcus CaranaMarcus CaranaDay ago
  • Don't worry, the economy is good'nt.

    Meme IndustryMeme Industry2 days ago
  • God that Elon musk face is cursed

    Ali ChughtaiAli Chughtai2 days ago
  • Ik I'm late but gamestop was where I always wanted to go, so many 3ds games. I no longer have my 3ds but that was fun.

    SlimeCatSlimeCat2 days ago
  • I'm getting Etoro ads on the vid, how ironic

    Jokūbas V.Jokūbas V.3 days ago
  • Oh I remember the day I was in gamestop searching gamestop up to look for something they didn't have in there store and seeing a huge spike in money and I said "Huh neat, that's weird."

    derpquadfeedderpquadfeed3 days ago
  • I just got an add for robinhood while watching this

    Ryker FullerRyker Fuller4 days ago
  • Stonks

    SlayerzSlayerz4 days ago
  • 5:45 Even tho i don’t live int the USA I know some stuff about GameStop being an simple Game Store were you can get a ton of Games,Consoles,maybe an gaming laptop, accessories for PCs and Merchandise of the Game Btw I’m Russian and never knew anything about that GameStop shop

    Midnight PredatorsMidnight Predators4 days ago
  • Apes together strong.

    Blubby ProductionsBlubby Productions5 days ago
  • I dont know you are in romenia . Bună

    Gabriel AlexandruGabriel Alexandru5 days ago
  • Imagine getting bankrupted by people who say stonks

    eKabyeKaby5 days ago
  • You ain't seen nothing yet. The short squeeze hasn't happen yet. Wait for it.

    The Grow MonsterThe Grow Monster6 days ago
  • man ai sis ca esti roman pai respect nam ce zice

    VALI ALEXVALI ALEX6 days ago
  • That wasn’t a short squeeze my friend this was a gammer squeeze. We are just warmed up, we won’t sell till we are all millionaires down to the last ape

    Ryan l lolRyan l lol6 days ago
  • Redditors: apes together strong

    Велизар АнгеловВелизар Ангелов6 days ago
  • And it is still going on.

    rockfish1000rockfish10006 days ago
  • Hol' up, im half romanian- buna, my man

    Iulia WhartonIulia Wharton6 days ago
  • YouOnlyLiveOnce

    EthanXTEthanXT7 days ago
  • I feel like this video was resticted from my recomended, hedge funds get pissy at this too mate?

    ClotpoleClotpole7 days ago
  • Me: *sees thumbnail* Also Me: *wuZ iT tHe sToks MemE agAIn?!*

    Stormnight122Stormnight1227 days ago
  • I know joke got a Robin Hood ad during the video

    Sam McMcSam McMc8 days ago

    Lakak HahahaLakak Hahaha8 days ago
  • In romainia there is no gamestop

    damian lupudamian lupu8 days ago
  • Now do suez canal incident and how it wrecked the stock market more

    Demon the GamerDemon the Gamer8 days ago
  • The fact that the reddetors most likely used the money on Fortnite XD

    mk.hernandezzmk.hernandezz8 days ago
  • My biggest flex is I was apart of this

    Lydias A personLydias A person9 days ago
  • west jett anyone?

    Arbitrary BanditArbitrary Bandit9 days ago
  • As the video ended, I got an ad from the Robin hood app.

    faucet tearsfaucet tears10 days ago
  • Wait how is robin hood the bad guy? They tried to save the economy by limiting the damage done to major hedge funds whilst Reddit is supposed to be good because they almost crashed the economy and giving huge amounts of money to a company.

    [REDACTED][REDACTED]10 days ago

    Nikola AngelovskiNikola Angelovski11 days ago

      Lydias A personLydias A person9 days ago
  • what

    Alfiya kareemAlfiya kareem11 days ago
  • dimond hanz

    Roars 29Roars 2911 days ago
  • I just got a robinhood ad

    Stranger WaysStranger Ways12 days ago
  • The (20)20's Cinematic Universe Phase 1 WW3 Corona GameStonks ... ... ... Phase 2 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Phase 3 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Phase 4 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Phase 5 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... We're in the Endgame now.

    Ghost ZombiesGhost Zombies12 days ago
  • Hi..

    Jelyn GallegoJelyn Gallego12 days ago
  • yeah uhh in Australia we have EB games we don't really have gamestop

    OxperatorOxperator12 days ago
  • Nope now it is above 300 dollars

    I'm The botmanI'm The botman12 days ago
  • Fun fact: I got a RobinHood ad while he was talking about robinhood

    Sebter's 1Sebter's 113 days ago
  • I borught some of my fav games in gamestop. nice to see it not going away. as many were shutting down where I lived

    Twin MirrorTwin Mirror13 days ago

    Atlas The TitanAtlas The Titan13 days ago
  • I didnt know what the heck he was talking about half the time but I watched to the end

    uzoma draws a lotuzoma draws a lot13 days ago
  • Content foarte bun

    FabbyFabby13 days ago
  • This is all wrong

    FuSioNFuSioN13 days ago
  • *clicks on video* First ad: "Today gamestops increased by 788% in just 7 Days!" *signs in to post comment* Ad: Peacful pirhana stonks going to the moon

    Rick AstleyRick Astley13 days ago
  • All I learned is how I should steal from rich people legally and I most likely will do this in the future

    Devin CookDevin Cook13 days ago
  • Got a GameStop add watching this

    Me Gaming 8Me Gaming 813 days ago
  • _a small price to pay for salvation_

    XHunt Gaming - YoutubeXHunt Gaming - Youtube14 days ago
  • My brain can’t comprehend this

    SachinisdabestSachinisdabest14 days ago
  • While he was talking about Robin hood I got an ad about Robin hood

    Terry WhittakerTerry Whittaker15 days ago
  • me a 2000’s kid and has part of my childhood being in gamestoop #anticomyright

    April BorraApril Borra15 days ago
  • When you crash the economy: *S T O N K S*

  • i did

    Manuel PerezManuel Perez15 days ago
  • I got a robinhood ad on this video

    NexprNexpr15 days ago
  • Stonks

    Z E R O T W OZ E R O T W O16 days ago
  • stfu nothing happened

    Gobillion 160Gobillion 16016 days ago
  • Deci si eu locuiesc în romania și asta e primul episod vazut de la tine.

    ALEX ALEXALEX ALEX16 days ago
  • e

    First name last nameFirst name last name16 days ago
  • we did it boys the ultimate meme

  • do you accsiuly live in Romania cause i also live in Romenia you cowld problally tell soo because i wtite kinda trash heres a mesegi from me eu ma uit la videoclipurile tale des 😀

    Sami SamSami Sam16 days ago
  • Lol I got the Robin Hood add when you stopped talking about lol

    Chase EvansChase Evans16 days ago
  • r/icrashedtheeconomy

    A YouTube user passing byA YouTube user passing by17 days ago
  • I got a robinhood ad before this video started

    Josh LisJosh Lis17 days ago
  • Everybody gangsta till The Internet is Pissed off

    Mczman123Mczman12317 days ago
  • Seal of Approval.

    Kenshin _Kenshin _17 days ago
  • AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!

    Nitin SaxenaNitin Saxena17 days ago
  • everyone's talking about how "reddit's trash, and it's filled with toxic people" well....... yes, there are toxic subreddits, but cultured men don't visit them 95% of subreddits are actually wholesome/funny/helpful

    GeorgeTDMGeorgeTDM17 days ago
  • 2:33 love the Pringles logo and monopoly man

    Max BMax B17 days ago
  • True (and u/deepfuckinvalue not u/senior hedgehog)

    Gamer GoGamer Go18 days ago
  • If a random person is given something, or even a rich person is given something of value, they want to keep it. This is so they can have personal wealth, and “make life easier.” Only the people who don’t want to be billionaires, and resist the urge to become a “better” person than before will be respected. I would actually help the economy from what is going on because I don’t like this pandemic, but I could help. Others benefit from it, which is a cheeky way of getting cash. I wouldn’t spend everything I just got from who knows where and had gotten me a fortune, I would’ve kept some. Why? Because I want to.

    William GartenWilliam Garten18 days ago
  • Apes together strong

    Friendly gamer whale 99Friendly gamer whale 9918 days ago
  • deci esti roman

    VISS86VISS8618 days ago
  • Billionaires:just invest and you can make millions People:invest and make millions Billionaires:wait that's illegal

    Aariz AshrafAariz Ashraf18 days ago
  • I got a Robinhood ad as soon as the section on it ended😂

    LotusKing YTLotusKing YT18 days ago
  • The Internet: *You Underestimate My Power.*

    Vietnamese TreeVietnamese Tree18 days ago
  • Stonks X1,000

    Cows are chickensCows are chickens18 days ago
  • I literally got a robinhood ad during this video lmao

    Carson HaddadCarson Haddad19 days ago
  • “Sir this is a Wendy’s”

    Motor Powered Diecast ReviewsMotor Powered Diecast Reviews19 days ago
  • Mammoth BaeMammoth Bae19 days ago
  • Gotta sell sell sell butcoin

    Ricardo GuzmanRicardo Guzman19 days ago
  • I ❤️stocks

    Brendan O’ConnorBrendan O’Connor19 days ago
  • Is it just me or just as he was talking about robinhood I get an ad from them

    PerryPerry19 days ago
  • My dad sold his gamestop shares right before this happened sadly.

    EIG 520EIG 52019 days ago
  • In sfarsit un roman care vorbeste despre asta

    CalisttoCalistto19 days ago
  • This is good

    Matthew SiekrisMatthew Siekris19 days ago
  • I learn more here then I do in school

    BaybiezBaybiez19 days ago
  • Am I the only person that doesn’t understand the stuff about money

    El-DiGi-oEl-DiGi-o20 days ago
  • Hey I recently discovered your channel and I have now been watching it all day, and it feels nice to find someone who I can agree with, I’m also happy to say I was a part of this, keep up the good work

    Irish AssassinIrish Assassin20 days ago
  • eu care nu miam dat seama ca erai roman :)))

    The Trimp Lads I DragosThe Trimp Lads I Dragos20 days ago
  • Love how the Monopoly dude is there eating Pringles lmfao

    Dan LandryDan Landry20 days ago
  • Buy and hodl 🚀

    Piotr StyczyńskiPiotr Styczyński20 days ago
  • WestJett

    XorenXoren20 days ago
  • You fuking liv in romania i do too

  • Ah yes, communism was right *the workers are taking power*

    Lyght OakLyght Oak20 days ago
    • @osama bin Gaming has returned yeah, im suprised too

      Lyght OakLyght Oak19 days ago
    • Via capitalism....

      osama bin Gaming has returnedosama bin Gaming has returned19 days ago
  • Moi qui révise mon cours de SES en anglais 😎

    AnumanAnuman20 days ago
  • I got a robinhood ad on this XD

    Expert of Lizard CorrugationExpert of Lizard Corrugation20 days ago
  • Wait You are Romanian lol Im From Republic of Moldova (i didn't even realize but your name was kinda sus)

    Marius AntonovMarius Antonov20 days ago