At the same time, institutional investors have joined retail investors, short sellers and others in the "wild west" of on-line investing -- Internet message boards and chat rooms. The growth of these forums raises a number of questions for companies:
- Should we respond to false rumors posted on Internet message boards?
- Should we monitor chat rooms to see what is being posted about our company?
- Can we prohibit employees from posting messages on the Internet?
- Is it possible to identify people who anonymously post false or confidential information about our company?
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