Press Statement

Knight Institute Asks Federal Court To Strike Down Florida’s Social Media Law

Urges court to reject arguments that would prevent government from regulating to protect free speech online

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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City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising: Proposing a More Nuanced Test for Identifying Content-Based Laws

"Information Disorder" Report Calls for Social Media Transparency

Institute Presses Once More for OLC Transparency


Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Facebook?

Start with Congress enabling more research and journalism focused on social media platforms

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear First Amendment Challenge to Secrecy of U.S. Surveillance Court

The Knight Institute, ACLU, Yale Clinic, and former Solicitor General say the Court’s denial curtails the public’s First Amendment right of access to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court opinions

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Writing to Someone in Prison? Uncle Sam May Keep a Copy.

Knight Institute lawsuit aims to bring new surveillance program to light



Edgar v. Haines

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

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Symposiums and Convenings

Lies and the Law

A series of public conversations exploring what the law can and should do about the problem of lies and deception in the contemporary mass public sphere

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Essays and Scholarship

What We Owe Whistleblowers

Jameel Jaffer argues that their disclosures since 9/11 have been vital, and that we should protect them better than we do

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for OLC legal opinions issued prior to 1994

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