Toward a Better Internet

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Toward a Better Internet

Could a civic-minded digital media emerge as a counterweight to the current platform-dominated internet, where algorithms help spread mis- and disinformation, echo chambers cabin our online interactions, and tech giants dominate over a wide range of economic and expressive activities? 

This blog channel explores the possibility of building a better internet, one that facilitates public discourse, respects individual privacy, and fosters democratic processes. 

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Transparency & Democracy

Press-related prosecutions under the Espionage Act

Legal filings in Espionage Act prosecutions of individuals accused of disclosing information to the press and public

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Edgar v. Haines

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

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Doc Society v. Blinken

A lawsuit challenging the State Department’s social media registration requirement

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Research

Deep Dive

An Illustrated Field Guide to Social Media

A look at alternative logics for social media published in connection with “Reimagine the Internet”

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