News Defending Public Discourse in the Digital Age Senior Attorney Alex Abdo discusses new threats to public discourse from public officials and private companies. News The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public DiscoursePress Freedom Groups Urge Court to Uphold Core First Amendment Protection in DNC-Russia LawsuitAlex Abdo Appointed Knight Institute’s First Litigation DirectorFourth Circuit Holds that Blocking on Public Official’s Social Media Page Violates First Amendment Intel Chief Won’t Confirm or Deny Whether U.S. Agencies Considered Warning Khashoggi As Public Forums Move Online So Does the First AmendmentKnight Institute Testifies before the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight BoardLorraine Kenny Joins Knight Institute as Communications DirectorKnight Institute Comment on ProPublica Report on Facebook’s Obstruction of Research and JournalismKnight Institute Files Brief in Ninth Circuit on Behalf of Prominent Legal Scholars, Explaining that BDS Boycotts are Protected by the First AmendmentWhy US intelligence should release any Khashoggi filesKnight Institute Urges Supreme Court to Protect Against Government Censorship in Public Forums OnlineCommittee to Protect Journalists to Join Knight Institute in Seeking Release of Khashoggi DocumentsAppeals Court Holds that Government Official Who Blocked Critic from Facebook Page Violated First AmendmentMeasuring the "Chilling Effect"Knight Institute Sues to Learn Whether U.S. Intelligence Agencies Complied With “Duty to Warn” Reporter Jamal Khashoggi of Threats to His Life CNN Ruling a Victory for Press Freedom, Knight Institute SaysDigital Journalism and the New Public Square – Or’ Emet LectureCNN Suit Is an Important and Necessary Defense of Press FreedomKnight Institute: CNN, Acosta Lawsuit Against White House Is a Necessary Defense of First AmendmentFirst Amendment Rights at Stake as the Second Circuit Hears Ragbir Case Facebook is shaping public discourse. We need to understand howTargeting Journalists Under FISA: New Documents Reveal DOJ’s Secret RulesFirst Amendment Prohibits ICE from Retaliating Against Immigrant Rights Activists, Legal Groups ArgueKaty Glenn Bass Joins Knight Institute as Research DirectorKnight Institute Raises Concerns Regarding DOJ Scrutiny of Social Media CompaniesReality Winner’s Harsh Sentence Will Chill Whistleblowers from Disclosing Information the Public Needs to Know Knight Institute and Campaign for Accountability Urge Proactive Disclosure of “Secret Law” Governing Executive Branch Knight Institute Asks White House to Unblock More Twitter Critics from @realDonaldTrump AccountKnight Institute Calls on Facebook to Lift Restrictions on Digital Journalism and ResearchOral Argument in Suit to Force Justice Department to Disclose “Secret Law”More Questions Than Answers from DOJ Letter About Journalist SurveillanceHow the Surveillance State Destroys the Lives of Poor Whites and People of ColorSupreme Court Strengthens Digital-Era Privacy Rights and First Amendment Freedoms in Carpenter DecisionDOJ’s Seizure of Reporter’s Records Raises Questions About the Continuing Force of DOJ Media GuidelinesBlocked: The Trump Twitter Case in ContextPresident Trump Unblocks Twitter Critics and Files Notice of Appeal in Knight Institute LawsuitFederal Court Rules that President Trump’s Blocking of Twitter Critics Violates First AmendmentJamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, to join Knight Institute as Visiting ScholarYes, President Trump, Courts Can Order You to Follow the LawThe Other Infrastructure Crisis: Inequality and the Chronic Problems of American DemocracyKnight Institute to Represent Plaintiff in the First Social-Media-Blocking Lawsuit to Reach Appellate CourtThe Free Speech Jurisprudence of Justice Samuel AlitoThe Constitution vs. Trumpism: Challenges to the Rule of Law in 2018Trump's 'Extreme Vetting' is Muzzling Activists and Shutting Them OutThe De Facto Reporter's Privilege ImperiledComey's Book and Prepublication ReviewFree the FISC OpinionsIs the Cure of Censorship Better than the Disease of Hate Speech?Is It Kosher for D.C. Buses to Ban Ads from the Catholic Church?Espionage Act Charges Against Former FBI Agent Raise Concerns: Knight InstituteTwitter is the Modern Public Square. So Can the President Block You?Is Trump’s Twitter Behavior Constitutional? A Court Will Decide.ICE Violating First Amendment by Targeting Immigrant Rights Advocates for Deportation, Legal Groups SayDoes Winning the Lottery Require Losing Your Privacy?Fighting for the First AmendmentIntroducing The ForumWhen Are Union Dues a Form of Speech?New Support for the Knight Institute's Work – A Note from Executive Director Jameel JafferThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University to Receive Grants Totaling $6.5 million from Democracy Fund, First Look Media, and the Charles Koch FoundationTrump, Twitter, Charlottesville, and the First AmendmentWhen the Fourth Amendment FailsThe First Amendment: From Skokie to Charlottesville & BeyondPresidential LawsuitsAll the President's Twitter BlocksWarrantless Searches of Devices at the Border Violate Travelers’ First Amendment Rights, Knight Institute and Reporters Committee Argue“Dehumanized” at the Border, Travelers Push BackLarry Siems Joins Knight Institute as Chief of StaffCBP’s New Policy for Searching Devices Offers Thin Protection Warrantless Border Searches: The Officer "Searched Through...Intimate Photos of My Wife"Traveler Complaints Reveal Abuses in Border Searches of Electronic DevicesDefending Public Discourse in the Digital AgeAre Troll Armies Killing Free Speech?Lawsuit Seeks Government Guidelines on Surveillance of Journalists as Leak Investigations SurgeSupreme Court Cellphone Case Puts Free Speech – Not Just Privacy – at RiskDoes the Warrantless Search and Seizure of Cellphone Records Violate the Fourth Amendment?Government Secrecy in the Age of Information OverloadDigital Rights, Federal Courts, and First Amendment Experts Endorse Suit against President Trump’s Twitter BlockingShould the ACLU Represent White Supremacists?How Twitter Killed Free SpeechWhy Rely on the Fourth Amendment to Do the Work of the First?New White House Brief: Trump’s Twitter Account is Beyond Reach of Constitution"Is Free Speech Alive and Well?"Knight Institute Sues for Documents on “Extreme Vetting” and Social Media Monitoring of Immigrants, Visitors to the United StatesWhite House Won’t Contest that Trump Blocked Twitter Users for Criticizing HimWe Need to Know More About Government Searches of Travelers’ Electronic DevicesTrump Administration Withholds Almost All Mar-a-Lago Visitor RecordsIs the Trump Administration Censoring a New Book on Government Torture?In Supreme Court Brief, Technologists Warn Against Warrantless Access to Cell Phone Location DataCritics Blocked by Trump to Ask Court to Reinstate Access While Suit ProceedsGroups Ask Senators to End Hold-Up of Former NCIS Agent's Book on TortureNonpartisan Website Will Track Free Press ViolationsDon't Cry 'Free Speech'Knight Institute Announces David Pozen to Serve as Inaugural Visiting ScholarThe Office of Legal Counsel and Secret LawOral Argument in Suit to Make Justice Department Disclose Its 'Secret Law'Homeland Security Says it will Release Mar-a-Lago Visitor Records Who’s Afraid of Free Speech?Critics Blocked from President’s Twitter Account File Suit @realDonaldTrump and the First AmendmentUjala Sehgal to Join Knight Institute as Communications DirectorKnight Institute Demands That President Unblock Critics on TwitterCensorship at the Border Threatens Free Speech EverywhereKnight Institute Sues for White House Visitor LogsWhy Is the Government Searching Cellphones?Knight First Amendment Institute Sues for Records About Cellphone and Laptop Searches at the BorderJaffer to Direct Knight First Amendment Institute"A First Amendment in the Digital Age"Knight Foundation, Columbia University Launch First Amendment InstituteAllSearchNo more items to display.