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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An Illustrated Field Guide to Social Media

Forum Logic: Topical, with a side of toxicity

Gift Logic: Labors of love flourish online under fandom’s social norms


Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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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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Texas Attorney General Unblocks Twitter Critics in Knight Institute v. Paxton

A notable victory in securing Texans’ First Amendment rights

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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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


Press Statement

Knight Institute Responds to Oversight Board's Decision Upholding Suspension of Trump's Facebook Account

Ruling is “thoughtful and persuasive ”; Facebook should implement board’s recommendations quickly, Knight Institute says

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Essays and Scholarship

Is the Administrative State Ready for Big Data?

Exploring the accountability challenges in environmental and public health regulation

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A First Amendment Agenda for the New Administration

How the Biden administration can reaffirm the freedoms of speech, association, and petition in its first 100 days

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Edgar v. Haines

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

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