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Government Lies

Is it possible to prevent the government’s lies or limit their harms?

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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The Worrying Expansion of the Social Media Surveillance-Industrial Complex

Institute Releases New Tool to Track OLC Opinions

Knight Institute To Co-Host Virtual Panel to Tackle Platform Transparency in 2022

Issues

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Social Media Companies Want to Co-opt the First Amendment. Courts Shouldn’t Let Them.

  

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear First Amendment Challenge to Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court

The Knight Institute, ACLU, Yale Clinic, and former Solicitor General say the Court’s denial curtails the public’s First Amendment right of access to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinions

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

Writing to Someone in Prison? Uncle Sam May Keep a Copy.

Knight Institute lawsuit aims to bring new surveillance program to light

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Pursuing Platform Transparency in 2022: A January 19 Virtual Panel

Panelists will discuss a three-pronged approach to platform transparency

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Research

Essays and Scholarship

A Standard for Universal Digital Ad Transparency

Proposal spells out criteria that trigger transparency requirement, with ad data to be collected by government agency

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Edgar v. Haines

A lawsuit challenging the government's system of "prepublication review"

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

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

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