How do you prove a negative? In the case study above, and other similar cases, how does the accused clear his name in the court of public opinion? It's almost impossible, especially in the era of the often scorched landscape of social media and "fake news" in its many permeations. In such scenarios, even though a factual investigation can clear an accused in a court of law, there is little we can do to mitigate the charges in the social media wasteland without a good deal of effort. We often advise clients to engage an expert to counter the false charges in a multi-faceted public relationship campaign, especially a targeted component on social media. At Trace Investigations, we have access to a handful of talented consultants in this field and have used them in the past. But, just as an attorney and an investigator cannot guarantee results, neither can an expert. However, we can guarantee a best effort and due diligence in writing wrongs, wherever they occur.
When you need assistance in a social media investigation, contact the professionals at Trace Investigations at 800-310-8857.