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04.17.13 | Blog Posts

Is The Medium The Message? Netflix’s Decision To Post Material Information On Social Media Channels

The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

The news is out! There's a buzz in the blogosphere. It's trending on Twitter. The Securities and Exchange Commission has authorized the use of social media channels for the disclosure of material, non-public information. In a Report of Investigation released earlier this month, announcing that its Division of Enforcement determined not to pursue an enforcement action against Netflix, Inc. and its Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings, the SEC provided guidance regarding how issuers using social media channels to disseminate material non-public information may comply with Regulation FD and the Commission's August 2008 Guidance on the Use of Company Web Sites. [...]

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