In America, is it legal to short a company with which I never had any affiliation and then write a negative blog post about it affecting the company's stock price?
More specifically, suppose everything in this blog post is accurate, but kind of difficult to prove. Experts are needed to determine the truth, and the experts are, say, 9:1 in favor vs against it being true.
Can this company drag me through the courts for libel? Is there any kind of SEC violation possible here (stock manipulation, or something)?