Social media investigations require more than a basic understanding of Twitter or Facebook. It is something that you should leave to the experts. You will require a team of highly trained experts that ensure the data you gather is valuable before a court of law.
For instance, if you suspect that someone may have valuable information posted on social media, it is not enough to simply take screenshots of the person’s social media page. You will have to gather important metadata such as the exact time, location data, source device, and other digital fingerprints. These are essential for identifying the authenticity of the information.
An important use of a social media investigation is for catching a cheating spouse. For instance, if the messages they send do not correlate with social media postings, it can be strong grounds for filing for a divorce. A social media investigation is also good when filing for custody. You may use social media to establish that someone is not suited to have kids around them. For instance, you can use it to identify if a person has a drug use problem through social media postings. That would immediately disqualify him or her in the custody case.
Another instance when you can use a social media investigation is when filing a harassment lawsuit against someone. There have been many successful prosecutions based solely on social media postings. There is no reason why you should not file a harassment suit against someone if they use social media to do it. A social media investigation can also be used to support character in court. For instance, if you have filed a case against someone in court, you can use their social media posting to establish their character. It is a powerful tool that helps to show someone is lying about their character before a judge. It gives you leverage which may be hard to get otherwise.
Lastly, if you are a business owner and hiring a new employee, a social media investigation can be very beneficial to your company. This will enable the business owner to screen the potential candidates and see if they will be a fit for the company.
If you're in need of a couple social media investigations or need to a hire a private investigator, the team at Same Day Process Service will be able to help.