Event

Reimagine the Internet

A virtual conference exploring what the internet could become over the next decade

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

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

Former Solicitor General, First Amendment Groups Challenge Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court

In Supreme Court Petition, ACLU, Knight Institute, and Yale Clinic Say Public Has a First Amendment Right of Access to Opinions of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

Official Censorship Should Have No Place in the Digital Public Square

Courts are barring public officials from blocking critics from their social media accounts.

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

Press Statement

Supreme Court Ends Long-Running Lawsuit Over Trump’s Now-Defunct Twitter Account

Knight Institute says ruling will continue to shape public officials’ use of social media

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Research

Essays and Scholarship

Platform Accountability Through Digital “Poison Cabinets”

Preserving records of what user content is taken down—and why—could make platforms more accountable and transparent

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Event

Event

Book Talk: How Rights Went Wrong

A conversation with Jamal Greene about why our obsession with rights is tearing America apart

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Analysis

Analysis

Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ Faces Its First Major Test

The questions are bigger than whether Trump should have been suspended

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