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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Graphic for a CDT report, entitled "Defending Data: Privacy Protection, Independent Researchers, and Access to Social Media Data in the US and EU." Yellow and orange hands attempt to grasp for data behind a grid / barrier.

Report – Defending Data: Privacy Protection, Independent Researchers, and Access to Social Media Data in the US and EU

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EU Tech Policy Brief: January 2023

CDT and Technologists File SCOTUS Brief Urging Court To Hold that Section 230 Applies to Recommendations of Content. White document on a grey background.

CDT and Technologists File SCOTUS Brief Urging Court To Hold that Section 230 Applies to Recommendations of Content

CDT, Civil Rights Orgs Urge Congress to Not Advance KOSA, Detailing Continued Risks to Minors and LGBTQ+ Teens. White document on a grey background.

CDT, Civil Rights Orgs Urge Congress to Not Advance KOSA, Detailing Continued Risks to Minors and LGBTQ+ Teens

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Joint Statement on the Disbanding of the Twitter Trust and Safety Council

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Press Release: CDT Condemns Disbanding of Twitter Trust & Safety Council

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