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 Files Amicus Brief Explaining the Appropriate Role of Section 230 in Products Liability Litigation

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CDT Endorses and Calls on Congress to Pass the DEFIANCE Act

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CDT Submits Comment on NIST’s Draft Report, “Reducing Risks Posed by Synthetic Content: An Overview of Technical Approaches to Digital Content Transparency”

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EU Tech Policy Brief: June 2024

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From Our Fellows: Unraveling the Complex World of Youth Risk Experiences – Insights & Policy Implications

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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

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