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Fbi ­ses Twitter, Social Media to Look For Securities Fraud

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Main headquarters of the FBI, the J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, D.C., Mar. 4, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron

The FBI sees social media as a potential breeding ground for securities fraud, and has agents scouring Twitter and Facebook for tips, according to two top agents overseeing a long-running investigation into insider trading in the $2 trillion hedge fund industry.

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