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Social Media Law

Social Media a “Goldmine” of Damning Divorce Evidence

In the last ten years there has been a phenomenal cultural and lifestyle shift from communicating and living IRL to online – and an interesting correlation with the rise in divorce rates and the acceptance of social media evidence in the courts. Many have described the limitless resource of messages, posts, images, videos and more […]
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Family Law from Facebook to the Courts

81% of lawyers using evidence from Social Networking platforms. A recent study from PEW found that 66% of divorce cases used Facebook content as a primary case of evidence – this is an alarmingly high figure for lawyers not well versed in managing social media content, but also unsurprising given the ways in which we […]
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California Court allows Instagram Evidence

Authenticating Instagram evidence still obstacle in social media case The most recent update on Social Media Evidence and Social Media #fails was handed down from a California appeals court in In re K.B, in relation to a criminal firearms conviction – where Instagram images posted from “40glock” (the defendant’s) social media account were accepted as […]
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Revenge Porn – Ending the Harassment

Revenge porn is a relatively recent phenomena targeting everyone from exes, celebrities, vulnerable individuals and more. A vast array of motives can lie behind this extremely detrimental form of harassment including extortion, revenge, and sheer humiliation. This Cybercrime involves the non-consensual distribution of sexually explicit media; a practice often also involving the distribution of additional […]
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Tweet & Delete

As the majority of us increasingly express ourselves and live in virtual reality through our curated personas on social media, not only has the way we communicate changed to text format, but so has the negative side of human expression such as bullying and harassment. These platforms have taken physical and interpersonal harassment to new […]
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Not So Criminal Mind: 1st Lady Tax Fraud

A series on anti-social media criminals Every little girl dreams of being a princess, queen, royalty or First Lady……and some can even make their dreams a reality. Of sorts. This social media savvy criminal, Rashia Wilson, most definitely believed she had achieved this – as the self-proclaimed “queen of IRS tax fraud”. (Little girls everywhere […]
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Not So Criminal Minds: “Friendly” Fugitive

A series on anti-social media criminals It’s the original Social Media cardinal sin – following, connecting with and “friending” people on social media…that you literally met for ten minutes at a bar, event, pumpkin patch etc. These people instantly have an insight into all aspects of your life that you choose to share with chosen […]
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(Not So) Criminal Minds: Photogenic Felons

A series on anti-social media criminals Sharing is caring – except for when it comes to sharing incriminating images on social media. I think the saying goes. 19 year old Dupree Johnson a.k.a Instagram user “duce22certified”, definitely cared a lot about his credibility and Instagram followers – and so naturally posted frequent selfies and pictures […]
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Not So Criminal Minds: Don’t take #Selfie

A series on anti-social media criminals The media and pop culture have always had an affinity with glorifying criminals with terms like mastermind, ringleaders, hacktivists etc. So when national headlines repeatedly depict an individual as; “[t]he most stupid criminal I’ve ever seen” ….you know it’s for a reason. Introducing the technologically challenged Rodney Knight Jr. of […]
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Facebook Fail: Liking own wanted photo

Fugitive likes own “wanted” mugshot in Facebook Fail When law enforcement and social media cross paths….it’s usually a legal and viral #win or #fail . The actions of Montana native, and not so much criminal mastermind, Levi Reardon, could likely be construed as the latter judging from his recent Facebook activity. The 23 year old […]
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