The reason Wall Street Bets is significant is because it exposes the concept of astroturfing, where things are made to look more supported than they actually are. This manipulation has been seen before in various social movements, but Wall Street Bets turned the tables by uncontrollably gaining popularity and support. Attempts to ban and silence the movement only backfired, as more people became interested and witnessed the power of the collective when it comes to making money. The movement became a crash course in psychological operations and standing up to bullies, leaving a lasting impact on its participants who refused to fold under the constant pressure and manipulation. The attempts to command people to sell, utilizing tactics like emotional manipulation and relentless bullying, ultimately failed to break the resolve of the community. The movement exposed the true divisions in the discourse around investing and finance, challenging mainstream media and establishment figures who underestimated their strength and resolve and attempted to discredit them.