The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse

A symposium examining free speech implications of "breaking up" today's giant online platforms

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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Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Facebook and Free Speech Are Different Things

Some Thoughts about Mark Zuckerberg’s Remarks at Georgetown University

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Warrantless Device Searches at the Border Will Threaten Privacy in the U.S. Heartland

Unless agents are required to get a warrant, the ‘border exception’ will be a window into the private lives of Americans and a means of stifling dissent

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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The Espionage Act and a Growing Threat to Press Freedom

The government’s now-routine use of the Espionage Act against journalists’ sources raises First Amendment concerns.



Knight Institute v. Trump

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

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Tuesday 10/29/2019 7:00PM

A Conversation with Edward Snowden

A post-event video featuring Snowden talking about surveillance, security, and whistleblowers

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Essay Series

Free Speech Futures

An essay series reimagining the First Amendment in the digital age

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Edgar v. Coats

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

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