The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Alex Scherer dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

In a ruling on Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission said that CEOs are now free to post, blog, and tweet as long as they inform investors in advance about the company's social-media strategy. The SEC also cleared Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings of any wrongdoing for posting on Facebook. In this installment of Investor Beat, our analysts discuss what it all means for investors.

The relevant video segment can be found between 0:17 and 2:27.

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