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. 

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Transparency & Democracy

The OLC's Opinions

Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit

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Advocacy

Advocacy Project

Knight Institute, Scholars Advise SEC That Proposed Climate Rules Do Not Raise First Amendment Concerns

Leading First Amendment scholars sign onto Knight Institute letter addressing constitutionality of new rules

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Research

Press Statement

​​Arvind Narayanan and J. Nathan Matias to Join Knight Institute as Visiting Researchers

Narayanan will explore how algorithms distort online speech, and Matias will study human-algorithm behavior and free expression

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Research

Institute Update

Are We Climbing in or out of the Hole?

Artist Piotr Szyhalski on the making of the “Lies and the Law” series

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