Press Statement

Knight Institute Sues President for Continuing to Block Twitter Critics

Says practice defies earlier court ruling, violates the First Amendment

Our Mission

We defend the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age through strategic litigation, research, and public education.

We promote a system of free expression that is open and inclusive, that broadens and elevates public discourse, and that fosters creativity, accountability, and effective self-government.

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Issues

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

Knight Institute Comments on U.S. Army and Navy Reinstating Banned Twitch Users and on Navy Issuing Revised Channel Policies

Says new policies need to be enforced on a viewpoint-neutral basis

 

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

Knight Institute Demands Attorney General Direct Armed Officers Deployed to Protests to Display Identities and Agency Affiliations

Says “No-Badge” practices instill fear, violate First Amendment

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

Knight Institute, Reporters Committee, and a Dozen Media Organizations Argue Device Searches at Border Violate First Amendment Rights

Urge Federal Appeals Court to Require a Warrant for Device Searches

 

Research

The Perilous Public Square: An Essay Collection

Four essay authors reflect on current free expression events in new interviews

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Litigation

Lawsuit

National Association of Immigration Judges v. McHenry

A lawsuit challenging a government policy silencing immigration judges

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Research

Leading Legal Scholars and Technologists to Contribute to “Data and Democracy” Symposium

Symposium will take place October 15-16, 2020, at Columbia University

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The CDC's Employee Speech Policies

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for the CDC's policies on employee speech

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