Press Statement

Supreme Court Puts Texas Social Media Law on Hold

Knight Institute welcomes Supreme Court’s order

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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Blog

Rereading Bluman v. Federal Election Commission

Why Republican Attorneys General are Wrong About Constitutionality of Proposed SEC Climate Rules

Institute's Wilkens Discusses Supreme Court Order Blocking Texas Social Media Law on C-SPAN

Issues

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

Social Media Companies Want to Co-opt the First Amendment. Courts Shouldn’t Let Them.

  

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.

Reading Room

Press Statement

Newly Released Office of Legal Counsel Opinions Shed Light on Nixon Administration’s Effort to Suppress Pentagon Papers and Prosecute Newspapers

Opinions among hundreds published for the first time in response to Knight Institute litigation 

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Advocacy

Advocacy Project

Knight Institute, Scholars Advise SEC That Proposed Climate Rules Do Not Raise First Amendment Concerns

Leading First Amendment scholars sign onto Knight Institute letter addressing constitutionality of new rules

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Research

Press Statement

​​Arvind Narayanan and J. Nathan Matias to Join Knight Institute as Visiting Researchers

Narayanan will explore how algorithms distort online speech, and Matias will study human-algorithm behavior and free expression

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Research

Institute Update

Are We Climbing in or out of the Hole?

Artist Piotr Szyhalski on the making of the “Lies and the Law” series

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