Emerging Threats

Emerging Threats

An essay series exploring new or intensifying threats to the system of free expression

The Knight First Amendment Institute’s Emerging Threats series invited leading thinkers to identify and grapple with newly arising or intensifying structural threats to the system of free expression. Fake news, hostile audiences, powerful private platforms, government secret-keeping, and other phenomena have the potential to destabilize political systems and undermine economic and social reform.  The papers in the series explore ways to address these threats and preserve the foundations of democracy essential to healthy open societies, including the United States.  

The Emerging Threats series is edited by David Pozen, professor at Columbia Law School and inaugural senior visiting research scholar at the Knight Institute.


Essays and Scholarship