The more prevalent social media becomes in our everyday lives, the more cautious we have to be with what we post on it. Something you post can incriminate you without you initially realizing it.
For example, you might have heard that singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens is under investigation for allegedly defacing the protected red rocks in Arizona. She and her boyfriend scratched initials into a rock and posted a photo on Instagram. This is a misdemeanor crime with a penalty of up to 6 months in jail and/ or a fine of up to $5,000.
The key lessons to take away:
Be careful about what you post on social media.
Know the laws of the places you travel to. It might be okay to scratch a rock at the beach, but not protected ones in national parks or Native American reservations.
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