Lawyers use Facebook for character assasination

My London-based video producer mate Simon Bronson flicks me a legal case of how social media can represent a highly detrimental threat to your reputation. In a case from – where else – the USA, prosecutors have used Facebook and MySpace photos to demonstrate that a DUI defendant showed a complete lack of remorse. How? Two weeks after knocking down and seriously injuring a woman while drunk at the wheel, a jackass called Jonathan Lipton rocked up at a party wearing fake prison-issue overalls emblazoned with the legend ‘Jail Bird’. That helped prosecutors get Lipton two years (and some sensitivity training mehopes?).

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