5. Social Media in Litigation and E-Discovery: Risks and Rewards

Given the ubiquity of social media in the modern world, it is little wonder that social media content has become an increasingly common (and vital) component of litigating business disputes.

Why should businesses care about the role social media plays in litigation? First and foremost, what companies and their employees say on social media sites can be used against them. Conversely, your adversaries’ posts, blogs, or Tweets can potentially be used against them as well. As social networking sites become more popular, courts and litigants are increasingly confronted with challenges surrounding the discoverability and admissibility of the information posted on those sites.

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