Press Statement

Researchers, Knight Institute Condemn Facebook Effort to Squelch Research on Disinformation

Say independent research into the platform is crucial

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

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

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

Antitrust and Corruption: Overruling Noerr

The case for abolishing the strained Noerr doctrine

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

Litigation

Lawsuit

Knight Institute v. Trump

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

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Blog

Civic Logic: Social Media with Opinion and Purpose

It may be our best chance to build digital spaces that enhance our social and civic life

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Research

Symposiums and Convenings

Mapping Social Media

A research project aimed at identifying the “logics” of social media

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

Press-related prosecutions under the Espionage Act

Legal filings in Espionage Act prosecutions of individuals accused of disclosing information to the press and public

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