Transparency & Democracy

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

The First Amendment embraces the public’s right to access the information needed to hold the powerful accountable and participate fully in the process of self-government.

Our aim in defending and promoting transparency is not simply to compel the disclosure of information that the public is entitled to know, but to broaden public access to information through changes in government policy and the law.

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Lies and Counterspeech

To what extent can speech—disclosures, warning labels, fact checks, apologies, and/or counterspeech generally—defang the lie?

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On National Security Leaks & Press Freedom: Charting a path forward

Government Lies

Is it possible to prevent the government’s lies or limit their harms?