People post almost everything about their lives on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on. Text messaging has drastically changed the way we communicate. These posts and messages give us evidence that we can use in court. But fake profiles, hackers, parody accounts, anonymous social media options, and variation in practices among sites, all give rise to concerns to the reliability of such evidence. Understand the foundation and authentication issues that arise with regard to introducing social media evidence.
- Form of evidence
- How to lay the proper foundation
- Requirement of authentication
- Duty to preserve & when the duty is triggered
This is an intermediate level program. Litigation and/or trial experience is presumed.