USDNJ OKs Fake Fed Accounts

The United States District Court for the District of NJ held recently that it is permissible for law enforcement officials to create fake accounts to access otherwise quasi-public internet social media accounts.  The one at issue here is essentially used only for posting pictures, usually taken from a cell phone.  The Feds created a fake account, sent a request to the subscriber-cum-defendant for access to look at pictures of their dinner, cat, narcissistic selfie, etc.  These pictures contained stolen merchandise.  So, an arrest followed.

Click here for a link to a copy of the opinion.

*Hat tip to Jon Lomurro for spotting this.