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, ACLU, EFF, Fight for the Future, and OTI Call on House Subcommittee to Improve Kids Online Safety Act to Ensure Kids' Access to Critical Information. White document on a grey background.

CDT, ACLU, EFF, Fight for the Future, and OTI Call on House Subcommittee to Improve Kids Online Safety Act to Ensure Kids’ Access to Critical Information

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Section 230 is about Free Expression

Context and Periodic Evaluations of Moderation Systems Are Necessary to Determine When the Phrase "From the River to the Sea" Violates Meta's Policies Regarding Hate Speech and Violence. White document on a grey background.

Context and Periodic Evaluations of Moderation Systems Are Necessary to Determine When the Phrase “From the River to the Sea” Violates Meta’s Policies Regarding Hate Speech and Violence

EU AI Act Brief–Pt. 3, Freedom of Expression. Dark purple gradient background, white and yellow text.

EU AI Act Brief – Pt. 3, Freedom of Expression

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CDT Joins Article 19 In Calling For Indian Authorities to Uphold Freedom of Expression During Election

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CDT Urges Senate to Improve Kids Online Safety Act in New Letter With Other Leading Civil Society Organizations

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