Think Before You Tweet, Securities Attys Warn

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 8:38 PM ET) -- Earnings season has arrived and so too have the corporate tweeters, sending out upbeat revenue reports in 140-character bursts, but these social media denizens should remain mindful that while it may be a modern world, the same old rules apply, securities attorneys say.

Since eBay Inc. pioneered the practice back in 2008, more and more companies have taken to Twitter Inc. and other social media sites to promote their latest earnings reports and other financial dealings, including mergers and acquisitions. Dell Inc. has gotten into the...
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