The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators, who must enforce antifraud rules that were written at a time when the prevailing technology was the newspaper.

This Guide summarizes how regulation has evolved in the face of the growing use of social media.  Our guide discusses the principal areas of focus for SEC-reporting companies, registered investment advisers, registered investment companies, and registered broker-dealers that use social media.

Read our Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws.

In addition, readers may also be interested in our FAQs about the FINRA Communication Rules and our FAQs about Liability of Public Companies and Companies in Registration for Website and Social Media Content.