This comment is bullshit, because it demonstrates lack of understanding what HFT is. Let me explain, why HFT cannot be influenced by decisions that the company makes, regardless how long- or short-term those decisions turn out to be.
HFT is not based on strategic company behavior. HFT is purely based on market patterns, ie. patterns created by physical traders
Imagine that Apple introduces a revolutionary new phone. Investors get excited and start buying AAPL stock, thus starting to raise it's stock price. The HFT algorithms discover this sooner then most living investors and starts buying. It's also faster then physical investors to notice when the demand is tapering off, thus stops buying and starts selling.
This short example both illustrates how HFT improves liquidity for longer-term investors (people seeking to buy AAPL stock now have the ability to do so very quickly from the HFT trader) and how company behavior does not influence the HFT behavior (it is not the introduction of iPhone that triggers the HFT, but the reaction physical investors have to it) and the fact that long-term investment is still the most profitable and not hampered by HFT (if you invested into AAPL at the time iPhone was introduced, you're a happy man today).
Cut the fear-mongering and FUD about technology you don't understand. This is not Slashdot-worthy.