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ourts arc only beginning to addres the unresolved legal issues surrounding the
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issues include the acdmissibility and authentication of scial media evidence and the
use of social medial tools by attorneys judges, and jurors during trials. Giver the
extent to vwhich people use social media site in all aspects of their lives-whether
york related or personal-and indeed, the extent to which the use of social nedia
stes has blurred the distinction betweer work and personal lives lawyers need to
be aware of the mii7faceted Igal issues associated with thcse scitsi
Admissibility and Authentication of Social Media Contents
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