Last Updated November 2023
In the ever-evolving digital landscape, social media plays a pivotal role in shaping personal and corporate communication. Yet, this vast digital interaction space is not without its legal complexities. With a staggering 95% of young Americans aged between 13 and 17 engaging in social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and LinkedIn, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, the legal ramifications are both vast and intricate. This blog post unpacks various aspects of social media litigation, from privacy and data management concerns to copyright and defamation issues. It offers a comprehensive overview of how these digital platforms are intertwined with legal challenges and the implications for the practice of law, particularly in evidence gathering and litigation.