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Challenges of authenticating social media evidence

A MySpace post cautioning against snitching to the police. A picture on Facebook showing an allegedly injured, emotionally traumatized plaintiff dancing and enjoying herself. A Foursquare check-in putting an individual at the scene of an accident. Evidence from social media could be essential to a case, but how do you get it in front of a jury?