While not an issue related to a criminal matter in this particular case in the NYdailynews article, it is nonetheless a reminder on how what may appear to be a harmless Facebook post can have serious consequences, whether civil or criminal.
Remember, Facebook and other social media are not a locked file cabinet. Anything you post may be available even if you believe your privacy settings are restricted. An $80,000 lesson for this teen bragging to her 1200 or so “friends.”
Pass this along to your family and friends to remind them that, especially in an age of social connectivity, what they say can be used against them.
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Again, the link to the article is here http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/daughter-snarky-facebook-post-nukes-dad-80-000-settlement-deal-article-1.1709067