On April 2nd, the SEC issued a report clarifying that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure so long as investors have been alerted about which social media will be used to disseminate such information. The SEC's report of investigation confirms that Regulation FD applies to social media and other emerging means of communication used by public companies the same way it applies to company websites. The report notes that disclosure of material, nonpublic information on the personal social media site of an individual corporate officer (without advance notice to investors that the site may be used for this purpose) is unlikely to qualify as an acceptable method of disclosure under the securities laws. SEC Press Release.