Analysis

A First Amendment Agenda for the New Administration

How the Biden administration can reaffirm the freedoms of speech, association, and petition in its first 100 days

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

Justice Department Abandons Request that Supreme Court Hear Case Relating to Trump’s Now-Defunct Twitter Account

Knight Institute says Court should leave landmark appeals court ruling in place

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

A Promising Start

The new administration takes steps to reaffirm transparency and press freedom

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

Clearview AI’s First Amendment Theory Threatens Privacy—and Free Speech, Too

Drawing the line around what is protected by the First Amendment is more challenging than you might think

Litigation

Lawsuit

Knight Institute v. Trump

A lawsuit challenging President Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter

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Blog

Blog

Deplatforming Our Way to the Alt-Tech Ecosystem

What happens when you exile users and communities?

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Event

Event

Book Launch: Mistrust

A conversation with Ethan Zuckerman about why losing faith in institutions provides the tools to transform them

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Analysis

How a New Administration—and a New Congress—Can Fix Prepublication Review: A Roadmap for Reform

Prepublication review is a sweeping and broken system in need of repair

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