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The Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations

On Wednesday, October 29th CALL hosted a special Halloween Workshop.  Diana Koppang of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP lectured on the Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations.  CALL members learned how to use social media websites to hunt down hard-to-find people.  Many have heard of the most popular social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr,  but Diana introduced the group to new platforms that many were unfamiliar with – Ello and Topix Forums.  These sites aren’t as popular in large cities, but if you are looking for people in more rural areas, these sites might be your best bet.

Attendees discussed new hot button issues with regard to social media.  These topics included e-discovery, authentication issues, search warrants, and service of process.  Did you know that this fall a judge in New York allowed service of process through Facebook?  Check out the story here!

If you are wondering how social media investigations might help you in your job, click below to view the slides to find tips that will help with employment law, family law, criminal law, and more!

The Frightening Power of Social Media Investigations Presentation

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