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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Understanding the Impacts of Online Gendered Disinformation and Women of Color in Politics

CDT filed an amicus brief urging the 11th Circuit to affirm a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of Florida's social media law, S.B. 7072. White document on dark grey background.

CDT Files Brief Urging 11th Circuit to Affirm Preliminary Injunction Enjoining Enforcement of Florida’s Social Media Law, S.B. 7072

CDT's Emma Llansó spoke before the 2021 Paris Peace Forum, discussing lessons learned from the Christchurch Call & the importance of keeping the focus of Internet policy on human rights. Circular headshot of Emma on a light blue & white background.

Emma Llansó’s Remarks before the 2021 Paris Peace Forum

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