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SEAN SILCOFF

Getting a-Twitter about results does little for many investors

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission doesn’t want to appear to be behind the times. Rather than punish Netflix CEO Reed Hastings for selectively posting information about the company’s viewership on his Facebook page last July – without repeating the information in regulatory filings – the SEC has decided it is fine for all public issuers to post or tweet material information through social media.