Social media is not your friend! It’s not a place to air your laundry or, as we’ve just learned, a place to bury your secrets. Anything said on social media can be used against you in the court of law. Case in point, the state of Nebraska is now using Facebook messages between a mother and daughter against the two in a criminal case.
Imagine your own words being used against you to bring forth felony charges. I’d be sick. That’s the case with a 17-year-old girl and her mother regarding what is said to be a Facebook conversation between the two about a planned abortion. The case is just getting started and all allegations must be scrutinized throughout the legal proceeding. But one thing is for certain and very disturbing: it is possible that your social media account may betray you.
If this case isn’t the one to cause everyone to pause or demand more privacy protections with social media accounts, I wonder the type of case that will ignite an outcry.