The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse

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

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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Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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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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Warrantless Device Searches at the Border Will Threaten Privacy in the U.S. Heartland

Unless agents are required to get a warrant, the ‘border exception’ will be a window into the private lives of Americans and a means of stifling dissent

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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The Government’s Own Documents Show that Prepublication Review Is Broken

Thousands of documents obtained through FOIA show that prepublication review is a tangled mess



Knight Institute v. Trump

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

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Essay Series

Free Speech Futures

An essay series reimagining the First Amendment in the digital age

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Monday 9/23/2019 7:00PM

Social Media and the First Amendment

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Transparency & Democracy

The Intelligence Agencies' "Duty to Warn"

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for records on the U.S. government's "duty to warn" Jamal Khashoggi

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