Can You Be Arrested for A Post on Facebook?
Any post or update you make on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or other social media or blog can be used as evidence against you in court, in a criminal or civil case.
There have been many stories of employers checking up on an applicant’s public postings, occasionally using compromising material to weed out those they deemed as bad apples. Then we learned the extent to which our Facebook privacy is compromised, and can be easily handed over to private enterprise.
With all of its potential ills and the countless scenarios of things going wrong by publicizing your views and activities to the world, most people didn’t think that Facebook posts, alone, could result in criminal charges sending you to prison for upwards of two decades. Until recently.