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. 

Litigation

Lawsuit

Edgar v. Haines

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

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Research

Symposiums and Convenings

Lies and the Law

A series of public conversations exploring what the law can and should do about the problem of lies and deception in the contemporary mass public sphere

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Research

Essays and Scholarship

What We Owe Whistleblowers

Jameel Jaffer argues that their disclosures since 9/11 have been vital, and that we should protect them better than we do

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Reading Room

Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for OLC legal opinions issued prior to 1994

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