Press Statement

Knight Institute Comment on Twitter Flagging President’s Minneapolis Tweet

Says the First Amendment protects Twitter’s right to respond to the president’s speech

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 Comment on Social Media Platforms Executive Order

Says order is an effort to intimidate technology companies from using tools that are indispensable to protecting the integrity of public discourse online

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

Twitter, Reddit File in Support of Lawsuit Challenging U.S. Government’s Social Media Registration Requirement for Visa Applicants

Companies argue that policy unquestionably chills a vast quantity of speech

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

A District Court Endorses a Broken Prepublication Review System

The ruling is troubling and a step in the wrong direction

Litigation

Lawsuit

Knight Institute v. CDC

A FOIA lawsuit seeking policies restricting CDC employees' speech

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Research

Big Data, Access to Public Health Information, and the Rush for a Cure: An Interview with Amy Kapczynski

Assessing the data and information needed to evaluate critical health and policy decisions

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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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Litigation

Lawsuit

Doc Society v. Pompeo

A lawsuit challenging the State Department’s social media registration requirement

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