CFTC turns to social media to spread word

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the creation of an account on the popular social media platform Twitter, at www.twitter.com/cftc.

Twitter is a widely used “microblogging” website that allows users to post messages of no more than 140 characters. It is used by numerous federal agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of the Treasury, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House, among others.

Through Twitter, the CFTC will be able to quickly and efficiently notify the public about the Commission’s work, upcoming meetings and events, relevant news items and developments in the Commission’s ongoing implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

This move is the latest in the CFTC’s ongoing efforts to expand the reach of information regarding the derivatives marketplace. Twitter joins the Commission’s well-established presence on Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and www.cftc.gov.

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