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Social media platforms are an important aspect of any online investigation. This advanced class is for those who hold the skills to conduct cursory searches but want to be on top of their game with the latest search tools for locating and uncovering social media users and their online content.

In this intermediate to advanced hands-on class, participants will learn how to discover intelligence by investigating popular social media platforms and search engines as well as gain knowledge of new social media platforms on the horizon. During the training, you will review social media pages, learn how hashtags and images can play a role in a case, and identify further leads. Upon completion of this class, field investigators will be able to conduct social media investigations using specialized search engines and conduct a CARA Analysis: Characteristics, Associations, Reputation, and Affiliations.