In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in Commonwealth v. Mangel, 2018 PA Super 57, 181 A.3d 1154 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2018) that the proponent of social media evidence must present direct or circumstantial evidence that tends to corroborate the identity of the author of the post or message in question, not merely that the account belongs to a particular person.
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