A recent case, Moroccanoil v. Marc Anthony Cosmetics, highlighted the importance of social media investigations in court cases. In this case, a federal district court ruled that Facebook screenshots were inadmissible in court. Their reasoning: that web pages and screenshots could not be authenticated. They then applied this logic to Facebook screenshots. As a result … Continue reading
Social media evidence can be priceless, but it is commonly deemed inadmissible in court due to questions of content authorship and authenticity.
Social Media Investigation Series (Part 4): Legal Issues That Could Arise When Using Social Media or Internet Evidence in Court
This is the fourth and final installment of our social media and online investigations (SMI) series. Our first installment provided tips about how to locate social media accounts. Our second installment focused on the basics of account authentication and how to begin laying the foundation for internet-based evidence. Our third installment focused on how to … Continue reading
Find and Authenticate Social Media Evidence Video transcript:How to find and authenticate social media evidence. Step 1: Locate the evidence. Basic search: Locate accounts on major and lesser-known social media networks that are tied to the subject’s given name. Advanced search: Locate the subject’s additional profiles by looking into aliases, nicknames and screen names. Associates … Continue reading
Can I Use Social Media Evidence in Court? A social media investigation can get you court admissible evidence to support your case. Our investigation experts locate key evidence using the latest technology and advanced investigation techniques. Pulling info from social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram and more. We pull metadata, MD5 and … Continue reading
What You Need to Know About Launching a Social Media Investigation Video transcript:Trent Carlyle: Hello everyone and welcome to the July edition of ServeNow EDU. I’m Trent Carlyle, co-founder of Lawgical, the parent company of ServeNow and ServeManager, as well as PInow. Today’s topic is one that you’re going to find extremely interesting and … Continue reading