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Jul 5, 2023

Court rules against Biden Administration’s alleged social media censorship

Republican U.S. Sen. Eric Schmitt, who was the Missouri attorney general when the lawsuit was filed, said on Twitter that the ruling was "a huge win for the First Amendment and a blow to censorship."

Jan 12, 2023

Governor bans TikTok app on state phones

Wisconsin on Thursday became the latest state to ban the use of TikTok on state phones and other devices, a move that comes after nearly half of the states nationwide have blocked the popular social media app owned by a Chinese company.

Judge Tammy Kemp hugs former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger
Oct 30, 2019

Judge’s decision to ‘friend’ litigant prompts review of ethical use of social media

With the rise of social media, dozens of states are grappling with how services like Facebook fit with the Code of Judicial Ethics.

Jun 27, 2018

Woman pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

A Wisconsin woman accused of trying to plan terrorist attacks using hacked social media accounts has pleaded not guilty to charges against her.

Jun 12, 2018

Social media changing gang culture around the nation

Lamanta Reese lived much of his gang life in virtual reality, posting videos on YouTube of him and others taunting rivals. He died at age 19 in the real world, bleeding from his head onto a porch on Chicago's South Side after one of those gang rivals, prosecutors say, shot him 11 times. Another possible factor in his slaying: A smiley-face emoji Reese posted that the suspected gunman may have inte[...]

Jan 16, 2018

Impersonating on social media would be crime under bill

Impersonating someone on social media would be made a crime under a bill up for a vote in the Wisconsin Assembly.

Feb 6, 2017

New ethics rules attempt to keep pace with how lawyers conduct business

The New Year has brought a new turn for the state's ethics rules for the use of technology.

Nov 8, 2016

Selfie ballot photos on social media — that’s illegal

The culmination of a tense political season ends Tuesday at the ballot box. So, it might be tempting to snap a selfie photo with your ballot after you're done voting.

Oct 6, 2016

2 girls arrested, accused of making clown-related threats

Two juvenile girls have been arrested for making clown-related threats using social media in southeastern Wisconsin, copying dozens of similar incidents across the country.

Jan 27, 2016

Listen up: Be your best on Twitter

The essential thing to remember about social media is that it lets you seek or enjoy the companionship of others using means that also let you consume information and that are shared by the news media.

Jan 5, 2016

Nailing social media: Advice on how to do it well

The partners in charge of Urban & Taylor S.C. decided about seven years ago to call it quits on updates of the Milwaukee firm's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Dec 8, 2015

ON ETHICS: Sometimes the first will be last and the last first

Although I have written before about social media and ethics, a recent court order has me thinking yet another admonition is in order.


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