So wonders Reuters, reporting on the ongoing trial of Private Manning:

Judge Colonel Denise Lind was left to wrestle with this question when the court-martial of Private First Class Bradley Manning, who is accused of the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history, last convened a week ago.

Manning’s attorneys had argued that Twitter postings offered by prosecutors did not meet evidence standards.

A familiar name offers some persuasive authority on the subject:

“It’s generally … not enough to offer a printout of a Tweet. Usually you need more than that because it’s so easy to manufacture that kind of stuff,” said Stephen Saltzburg, a law professor at George Washington University.

And there’s this:

Facebook itself has a site – Law Enforcement Online Requests – for police seeking account records.

2 Responses to “How do you admit a “tweet” into evidence?”

  1. Some Army Guy says:

    I see Twits admit items into evidence all the time. [rimshot]

  2. k fischer says:

    I’ve seen Defense Counsel admit wtihout objection from the Government, a topic from Wikipedia.