Press Statement

Knight Institute Asks CDC for Policies Restricting Employees’ Speech

Policies raise public-health and free-speech concerns in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

Our Mission

We defend the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age through strategic litigation, research, and public education.

We promote a system of free expression that is open and inclusive, that broadens and elevates public discourse, and that fosters creativity, accountability, and effective self-government.

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Issues

Free Speech & Social Media

Safeguarding the vitality and integrity of public discourse online

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Featured

Social Media for Public Officials 101

A First Amendment guide for public officials using social media

Privacy & Surveillance

Protecting the privacy vital to free thought and expression

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Featured

A New U.S. Visa Requirement is Silencing Foreign Filmmakers

Policy infringes on filmmakers' freedom of expression and interferes with Americans' ability to engage with diverse international thinkers 

Transparency & Democracy

Ensuring access to information necessary for self-government

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Featured

We May Never See John Bolton's Book

 

A New York Times op-ed by Jameel Jaffer and Ramya Krishnan on the dangers of prepublication review

Research

Essay Series

The Tech Giants, Monopoly Power, and Public Discourse

An essay series addressing the tech giants' power to shape public discourse

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Knight Institute v. Trump

A lawsuit challenging President Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter

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Litigation

Lawsuit

Doc Society v. Pompeo

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

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Reading Room

Privacy & Surveillance

Ideological Screening at the Border

Documents released in our FOIA lawsuit for records on the "extreme vetting" program

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