Press Statement

Documentary Film Organizations Sue Over U.S. Government’s Social Media Registration Requirement for Visa Applicants

Registration Requirement Introduces Far-Reaching and Unconstitutional Surveillance, Groups Say

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

Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech

Altering the internet's economic and digital infrastructure to promote free speech 

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

A New U.S. Visa Requirement is Silencing Foreign Filmmakers

Policy infringes on filmmakers' freedom of expression and interferes with Americans' ability to engage with diverse international thinkers 

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

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.

LITIGATION

Lawsuit

Knight Institute v. Trump

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

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EVENTS

Thursday 11/14/2019 6:30PM

The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse

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

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RESEARCH

Essay Series

Free Speech Futures

An essay series reimagining the First Amendment in the digital age

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READING ROOM

Privacy & Surveillance

Ideological Screening at the Border

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for records on the "extreme vetting" program

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