Savvy Social Media and the Law ("Minnesota Law, Presented by Moss & Barnett")

As more Americans engage in the social media that has become so pervasive – like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs – few employers are aware of the laws governing these rapidly expanding media. Publication of a single, unflattering story about a company can "go viral" and cause permanent damage to a business reputation cultivated with years of hard work, regardless of the truth. Lawyers are now harvesting this and other information available on social websites, often posted without content or filtering, to submit as evidence in court. John Rossman answers questions about this topic and provides useful tips.