United States Postal Inspection Service: Social and Other Search Engine Resources
September 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
As an investigator, social media platforms and search engines are important tools for tracking down facts and following leads. This class expands general knowledge of social media platforms and search engines, allowing the creation of thorough reports.
In this beginner to intermediate hands-on course, we will go beyond identifying targets and locating their social media accounts. Participants will learn how to open every aspect of social media to explore where key information can be hidden or overlooked. You will identify which search engine to use, when to use it, and what results you should expect from each by conducting hands-on advanced Internet and social media searches. We will also evaluate and review several free and fee-based resources on the market for locating unique information and monitoring social media. Upon completion of this course, investigators will be able to conduct advanced search strategies; utilize social media search tools; and incorporate free and fee-based alert services and monitoring tools into their investigations.