Anatomy of a Tweet

Authenticating social media and websites for litigation

Your complete guide to the authentication process for social media and websites.

Litigating in the social media age is like trying to solve a really frustrating cold case. The victim’s body is missing, and your only clues are a lot of unsubstantiated rumors and out-of-date information.

That’s because while social media is potentially a rich source of evidence for many types of litigation, the original posts and tweets often disappear from the initial provider’s servers, while retweets and repostings may be scattered throughout the Internet.

It includes relevant case law and Rules of Evidence that you’ll need to be aware of when seeking to capture online evidence that will stand up in court.