Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

A great example of sleuthing using social media

I love to learn new investigative approaches, so was fascinated by this description of digging through social media to track a person’s “hidden” account (“This Is Almost Certainly James Comey’s Twitter Account“). The article by Ashley Feinberg appeared on Gizmodo a couple of weeks ago.

In just four hours, and with minimal clues, the author was able to follow thin threads back to Comey’s previously anonymous account.

It took a bit of research into Comey’s background and personal life, then combing social media for accounts of family members, then some tricks based on idiosyncrasies of specific sites.

Anyway, it’s an example of great sleuthing, and a very good read.