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NetChoice, CCIA Ask Supreme Court To Reverse Fifth Circuit’s Decision Lifting Stay of Texas Social Media Law

Knight Institute says Court should block the law until legal challenge is resolved

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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Challenging Secrecy in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel

Institute’s Glenn Bass Addresses Whether the “Big Lie” is Protected Speech

Institute’s Jaffer Addresses Future of Free Speech Online on What Next: TBD

Issues

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

Knight Institute Comments on Elon Musk’s Acquisition of Twitter

     

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

A Safe Harbor for Platform Research

 

Knight Institute policy paper proposes legal protection for certain research and newsgathering projects focused on platforms

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.

Litigation

Lawsuit

Edgar v. Haines

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

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Event

Event

Lies, Free Speech, and the Law

A symposium exploring how the law regulates or should regulate false and misleading speech

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Advocacy

Essays and Scholarship

How the Biden Administration and 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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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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