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.
X1 Social Discovery aggregates data into a single user interface
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See how X1 Social Discovery lets you search, collect, highlight and preview social posts from within a streamlined, fast user interface.
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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
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.
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 7 (64-bit only), Windows 8.1 (64-bit only), Windows 10 (64-bit only)
Memory 8GB RAM (minimum)
Disk Install Space: 200MB
Disk Case Storage: 100GB (minimum), 1TB Hard Drive (recommended)
Software Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 or later, Windows Media Player
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.
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.