Skip to Main Content
Our Commitment to Diversity

Bot or Not? Authenticating Social Media Evidence at Trial in the Age of Internet Fakery

Date: 23 February 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
Location: via Webinar
Register

Social media has the potential to offer a more valuable trove of courtroom evidence than ever before. But what should today’s trial lawyers know about how to authenticate that evidence in an age where manipulation, misinformation, and outright forgery are rampant in the digital world?

While the evidentiary rules around authenticating evidence may be familiar to many, special considerations arise when it comes to relying on evidence from social media platforms and related Internet sources, particularly as these platforms have increasingly become the instruments and targets of manipulation and misinformation. This course will help lawyers understand the challenges of relying on social media evidence, become attuned to the impact of changing technology, and learn strategies for getting such evidence before the trier of fact.

Key topics to be discussed

  • Overview of evidentiary rules for authenticating evidence
  • How courts apply authentication rules to social media
  • Special considerations for a changing technological landscape
  • Strategies for authenticating social media evidence if authorship is disputed.
  • myLawCLE
Return to top of page

Email Disclaimer

We welcome your email, but please understand that if you are not already a client of K&L Gates LLP, we cannot represent you until we confirm that doing so would not create a conflict of interest and is otherwise consistent with the policies of our firm. Accordingly, please do not include any confidential information until we verify that the firm is in a position to represent you and our engagement is confirmed in a letter. Prior to that time, there is no assurance that information you send us will be maintained as confidential. Thank you for your consideration.

Accept Cancel