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.

Litigation

Press Statement

Knight Institute Comments on Supreme Court Petition Involving Florida Social Media Law

Says case raises critically important questions about free speech online

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Research

Essays and Scholarship

Privacy, Autonomy, and the Dissolution of Markets

Pathways from platform capitalism

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Blog

Deep Dive

Rereading the First Amendment

Exposing the false assumptions that underlie contemporary First Amendment debates

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Wikimedia v. NSA

A lawsuit challenging the NSA’s “Upstream” surveillance

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