Social Media Control – Is the Fox Guarding the Henhouse?


The University of Kansas
Edwards Campus
Professional & Continuing Education
Regents Center 125
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

Date & Time

Start Date: 05/02/2019
End Date: 05/03/2019


Tamar Wise will discuss at the The 32 Annual Media & The Law Seminar how social media platforms content is and should be moderated and regulated. Tamar will be joined by moderator David Greene, senior staff attorney and civil liberties director, Electronic Frontier Foundation and fellow panelist Dave Helling, editorial writer/columnist, Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri. The group will discuss: 
  • Should social media content be subject to First Amendment principles that govern public forums?
  • To what degree should social media be subject to government oversight and restraint?
  • To what degree should social media entities be left to their own devices to protect individual civil liberties?
  • Should social media entities be the ultimate arbiters of “taste” and “appropriateness”? If not, how should their judgments be constrained?
  • Can’t those offended or banned by certain social media platforms simply vote with their feet?
  • Should a form of DMCA be adopted for removing allegedly defamatory speech on social media?
  • To what degree does a social media company have an obligation to remove offensive content after being put on notice of it?
  • Who determines what’s offensive?




Tamar S. Wise


(212) 883-4924

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