Free Expression

The internet and new technologies give individuals the ability to publish and receive information, participate in political processes, and share knowledge. CDT has fought to extend the highest level of free speech protections to the internet and to keep new technologies free of government censorship and content gatekeepers. Private online service providers need to be protected from legal liability for content posted by users so that they will be willing to host it. User choice and control, which allow individuals to decide what to say, publish and access online, are essential parts of protecting free expression rights.

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Press Release: CDT and Human Rights Orgs File SCOTUS Brief Urging Court to Stop Texas Social Media Law

CDT, EFF + other organizations lead a Supreme Court brief urging the High Court to stop the Texas social media law. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT, EFF + Other Orgs Lead Supreme Court Brief Urging High Court to Stop Texas Social Media Law

CDT CEO Alexandra Givens' remarks at the Freedom Online Coalition consultation, discussing “Digital Inclusion: Human Rights in the Digital Age.” White document on a dark grey background.

Alexandra Givens’ Remarks at the Freedom Online Coalition consultation on “Digital Inclusion: Human Rights in the Digital Age”

CDT joins a sign on letter urging social media platforms to fight disinformation, and protect democracy in advance of the upcoming elections. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Joins Letter Urging Social Media Platforms to Fight Disinformation, Protect Democracy in Advance of Upcoming Elections

A brief by CDT's Civic Tech team, entitled "The Chilling Effect of Student Monitoring: Disproportionate Impacts and Mental Health Risks." White document on a dark grey background.

The Chilling Effect of Student Monitoring: Disproportionate Impacts and Mental Health Risks

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EU Tech Policy Brief: April 2022 Recap

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