Courts Advised to Consider Validity of Social Media Posts

In Collins v. Louisiana State Police in October 2013, the court provided guidance which probably seems like common sense, but, given the ways that courts operate, it is good to see officially and clearly articulated, as follows:

a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse. Therefore, courts should give serious consideration as to what probative value, if any, should to be given to such “evidence.”

Thanks to Eric Goldman for sharing.

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