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Knight Institute Comments on Trump Administration’s Ban on Transactions with TikTok and WeChat

Says ban raises serious First Amendment concerns

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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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Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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White House Asks Supreme Court to Review Ruling that the President Violated First Amendment by Blocking Critics on Twitter

Knight Institute says Court should leave appeals court decision in place


Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Office of Legal Counsel May be Required to Release Many of Its Legal Opinions, Court Says

Ruling is a major victory for transparency and accountability

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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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



Data and Democracy

A symposium considering how big data is changing our system of self-government

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Advocacy Project

U.S. Army and Navy Can't Ban Twitch Users Based on Viewpoint

Practice suppresses “core political speech” and violates the First Amendment

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The Perilous Public Square: An Essay Collection

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

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Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for OLC legal opinions issued prior to 1994

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