Social Media Investigations - Online Professional Development Course
In today’s digital world, it is more important than ever for Private Investigators to leverage technology and the Internet in order to complete successful investigations for their clients and companies.
While anyone can conduct a social media search, Private Investigators have access to high-powered software that makes for a quicker, more efficient searches. Professional Private Investigators also have a strong understanding of ethics and know what data must be pulled for evidence to be admissible in court. This means they are well-versed in metadata, MD5 hash value, what is required for provability, and the rules that dictate levels of searching, friending, and following.
Unlike other investigations, a social media investigation explores the digital social media posts, status updates, photos and conversations of a particular individual. A social media investigation may be required for a court case, custody battle or background investigation. Social media is often used as a tool for insurance claims investigators to extract evidence while investigating suspicious claims.
Professional Development – Social Media
Did you know that the National Investigative Training Academy, Inc. (NITA) offers online courses for anyone who seeks to advance their knowledge in the field of social media investigations? For just $129, social media enthusiasts and licensed Private Investigators alike have access to NITA’s comprehensive and video-enabled course, “Social Media – Successful Investigator Series”. NITA’s online Social Media professional development course discusses the emerging importance of social media on investigations to include the rise of social media and its history; social media demographics and platforms; and social media’s effects on investigations.
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