Press Statement

El Faro Journalists, Knight Institute Sue NSO Group Over Spyware

Use of malicious software to surveil and intimidate journalists threatens press freedom around the world, lawsuit says

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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Blog

Past as Prologue: Lies in Historical Context

Institute’s Carrie DeCell Discusses NSO Group Lawsuit on Democracy Now!

Pegasus spyware was used to hack reporters’ phones. I’m suing its creators

Issues

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

Call for Participation: Optimizing for What? Algorithmic Amplification and Society

The Knight Institute invites submissions for its spring symposium, April 27-28, 2023, at Columbia University

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

New DOJ Regulations Are a Victory for Press Freedom, But More Work Remains

  

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

Why is The U.S. Still Probing Foreign Visitors’ Social Media Accounts?

Many people expected the Biden administration to end a Trump-era policy. Instead, the administration is expanding it.

Event

Event

Book Talk: Voices in the Code

A conversation with David G. Robinson, Deborah Raji, Arvind Narayanan, and J. Nathan Matias about how algorithms shape key moments in our lives

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Litigation

Amicus Brief

NetChoice, LLC v. Attorney General, State of Florida

Eleventh Circuit case challenging new laws regulating social media platforms

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Wikimedia v. NSA

A lawsuit challenging the NSA’s “Upstream” surveillance

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