Most of us are aware of social media's influence on petit jurors. Who hasn't heard about attorneys using social media to investigate jurors or jurors using social media to contact each other or third parties? What is less known is the influence of social media on grand jurors. This is due primarily to the fact that grand jurors are sworn to secrecy. Thus, little is known about what happens once those grand jury doors are closed.
Well, it appears everything that occurs in the grand jury room does not necessarily stay in the grand jury room. There are media reports that one grand juror leaked information about the current Ferguson, Missouri investigation. This leaked information (not enough evidence to indict the police officer) was subsequently tweeted before being taken down. However, we all know that once something is put out on social media it is next to impossible to complete remove it.