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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CDT joins 75 other organizations in urging Congress to pass the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act, to study the impact of SESTA/FOSTA. White document on a grey background.

CDT Joins 75 Other Orgs in Urging Congress to Pass SAFE SEX Workers Study Act, Studying Impact of SESTA/FOSTA

CDT filed an amicus brief in Woodhull v. United States, a case challenging the constitutionality of Allowing States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). White document on a grey background.

CDT Files Amicus Brief Challenging Constitutionality of FOSTA

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Social Media Companies Should Give Researchers Access to More Data. Other Industries Can Show Them How

CDT Research report, entitled "Learning to Share: Lessons on Data-Sharing from Beyond Social Media," and authored by Gabriel Nicholas and Dhanaraj Thakur. A collection of yellow-colored logos from popular social media platforms are arranged to form a sort of "key," unlocking a barrier between researchers and potential data-informed insights (illustrated as a series of data visualizations, with an orange-to-purple gradient).

Learning to Share: Lessons on Data-Sharing from Beyond Social Media

CDT Joins Broad Coalition Opposing Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

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Lost in Translation: Automated Content Analysis in Non-English Languages

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