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Article posted: 7/7/2013 5:53 PM

Social media infiltrates Zimmerman trial

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In this undated photo posted on Instagram, George Zimmerman defense attorney Don West, right, eats ice cream with his daughters. Prosecutors have asked a judge in the George Zimmerman trial to conduct an inquiry into the photo, but the lawyer said Tuesday it was unrelated to testimony in the case.

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Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn't arrested for weeks -- a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have permeated George Zimmerman's trial both inside and outside the courtroom.
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