Confident Communications Podcast

154: Why Social Media Sleuthing Can Bring it All Down Quickly

September 27, 2021

What happens when an army of people begins to dig to solve a mystery? 

They quickly find answers. 

The intense interest in the Gabby Petito missing case (now murder) also led to an intense interest in discovering why the case became such a sensational news story.

The answer: social media sleuthing

Young, social media-savvy women used TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook to desperately get to the bottom of what happened to the 22-year-old who documented her travels to state and national parks with her boyfriend / fiancé Brian Laundrie for their YouTube channel and Instagram. 

The same desire to help find the Gabby Petito killer is also used to investigate any wrongdoing by a company, organization or leadership. 

In this episode, connecting true crime obsession to why communicators must be a little obsessed with the online digging of their customers. 

And why social media sleuthing can bring it all down quickly if you have something to hide.

Three ways to mitigate and control the chaos when people decide to start digging around about your organization. 

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