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Forbes: Your Social Media Content Can Be Used Against You As Evidence In Court

According to a recent article in Forbes, courts today are more than willing to admit social media content as a form of evidence both for and against you.” For example, in a recent lawsuit, the plaintiff claimed that a recent accident had left her with severe physical and mental pain. During the course of the litigation, defendants presented the court with that person’s post-accident photos posted to her Facebook account. These photos demonstrated plaintiff was clearly feeling well enough to engage in her daily activities, attend the gym, and otherwise thoroughly enjoy life. Presented with this information, the court ordered plaintiff to hand over her Facebook login information for further inspection.

Remember, be very selective with your posts on Facebook and other social media outlets, especially if you are a party to ongoing litigation.

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