Lies and the Law

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Lies and the Law

Concern over the role that lies and deception of all kinds play in public life in the United States has reached new heights in the last few years, raising important questions about the meaning of freedom of speech. Among those questions is whether one of the foundational assumptions of modern First Amendment law still holds, that the best remedy for harmful speech—including harmfully false or misleading speech—is more speech.

This blog channel highlights the Institute’s examination of those questions and features posts related to our Lies and the Law series of public conversations and essays.

Event

Event

Book Talk: Voices in the Code

A conversation with David G. Robinson, Deborah Raji, Arvind Narayanan, and J. Nathan Matias about how algorithms shape key moments in our lives

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Litigation

Amicus Brief

NetChoice, LLC v. Attorney General, State of Florida

Eleventh Circuit case challenging new laws regulating social media platforms

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Wikimedia v. NSA

A lawsuit challenging the NSA’s “Upstream” surveillance

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