Collect and search data from
social networks and the internet

Unlike archiving and image capture solutions, X1 Social Discovery provides for a case-centric workflow from search and collection through production in searchable native format, while preserving critical metadata not possible through image capture or printouts. X1 Social Discovery saves investigators critical man hours and enables reactive data collection capabilities for social media and website collections in a manner consistent with evidentiary best practices.


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Intro to X1 Social Discovery

X1 Social Discovery aggregates data into a single user interface

Check out this 3-minute video and you'll learn how X1 Social Discovery helps investigators save hours of time in Social Media investigations with workflows that empower collections in a legally defensible manner.

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Data Collections

Web pages & websites
AOL Mail
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)

Tour X1 Social Discovery

See how X1 Social Discovery lets you search, collect, highlight and preview social posts from within a streamlined, fast user interface.

X1 Social Discovery's Facebook Capture scanner supports collection of public or credentialed data from User profiles, Pages and Groups.
As you review relevant data, X1 Social Discovery instantly previews the content from the individual items ingested, including any referenced link.
Search and Highlight Content
Quickly search against both the metadata fields and the content of the referenced links using the X1 'fast as you type' search and instantly see highlighted matches while filtering your results.
Web Capture & Web Crawl
X1 Social Discovery has the ability to conduct single-page web capture and multiple-page web crawl, while adding this data to the overall collection so that it can be can reviewed alongside the rest of the social media content.
YouTube Video Download
X1 Social Discovery can also capture entire YouTube channels and individual videos including the metadata associated with the video.
Webmail Connector - IMAP
X1 Social Discovery's webmail connector indexes any email box which uses IMAP configuration, with pre-set collection options for Gmail, Yahoo,, and AOL.


Digital Shield, a recognized leader in computer forensics training and accreditation, now offers a 3-day X1 Social Discovery Certification Course teaching digital forensic examiners and eDiscovery practitioners the foundational skills and knowledge needed to collect, analyze and review evidence from social media networks.

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Find information across social media platforms at the fastest speeds in the industry. Collect metadata. Preserve chain of custody. Analyze web-based evidence the defensible way.

X1 Social Discovery

X1 Social Discovery™ is the industry's first investigative solution specifically designed to enable eDiscovery and computer forensics professionals to effectively address social media content, website collection, webmail, and YouTube video capture, in one single interface.

Legal Challenges to the Authentication of Social Media Evidence

Social media evidence is highly relevant to most legal disputes and broadly discoverable, but some challenges lie in evidentiary authentication without best practices technology and processes.

X1 Social Discovery On-Demand

X1 Social Discovery, the industry's leading software to capture social media and website data in a forensically sound manner, is now available as an on-demand offering directly from X1.


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Key Benefits


Data is collected and indexed from social media streams, linked content and websites through APIs, webmail connectors and direct web navigation. X1 Social Discovery aggregates data from these multiple sources in real time, in a highly scalable and case-centric manner.


MD5 hash values of individual items are calculated upon capture and maintained through export. Automated logging and reports are generated. Key metadata unique to social media & web streams are captured through deep integration with APIs provided by the publishers. This metadata is important to establishing chain of custody and also provides key evidence relevant to the substantive case as well as authentication.


Perform broad, unified searches across multiple accounts, social media streams and websites from a single interface. Linked content is automatically indexed and searched through the patented X1 fast-as-you-type search from one user interface. Results are aggregated for sorting, tagging and export consistent with standard eDiscovery, or investigative, workflow.


Maintain data in a searchable native format from collection through production, uniquely providing a complete platform to address social media in the same manner as devices, e-mail and e-documents. Deliver collected email in PST format while maintaining hierarchical structure.

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Minimum hardware requirements

OS Windows 10 (64-bit only)

Memory 16GB RAM (minimum)

Disk Install Space: 200MB

Disk Case Storage: 100GB (minimum), 1TB Hard Drive (recommended)

Software Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later, Windows Media Player


US v. Brown (D.C. No. 3-13-cr-00037-001) (3rd Circuit August 25, 2016)

The opening line in the Federal Appellate Court’s opinion reads: “The advent of social media has presented the courts with new challenges in the prosecution of criminal offenses, including in the way data is authenticated under the Federal Rules of Evidence—a prerequisite to admissibility at trial.” The court goes on to rule that social media is not self-authenticating but must be authenticated through extrinsic or circumstantial evidence under Federal Rule of Evidence 901.

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Stewart v. State of Iowa (No. 14-0583) (C.A. Iowa, August 17 2016)

Defendant brought a motion for mistrial after it was discovered (post-trial) through key Facebook evidence that several jurors appeared to be associated with the key witness, despite those jurors’ denials during voir dire. However, the court disallowed the screenshots of the Facebook pages as lacking proper authentication and denied the motion for mistrial. This case underscores the necessity of a timely and proper social media investigation (not mere screen shots), as well as the general importance of conducting social media due diligence on prospective and empaneled jurors.

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