DA Will Check Facebook Profiles for Jury Picks


The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office will begin utilizing a new tool in the jury selection process, courtesy of social media.

The district attorney’s office plans to use prospective jurors’ Facebook profiles and postings when considering whether an individual is qualified to sit on a jury.

Facebook, a social media network launched in 2004, has an estimated 500 million users worldwide, with about half connecting to the network on a daily basis. The profile displays information about the individual that he or she has chosen to share, including interests, education and work background.

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