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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Civil Society Orgs Author Declaration of Principles for Content and Platform Governance in Times of Crisis

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Press Release: More Than 90 Human Rights and LGBTQ Groups Sign Letter Opposing KOSA

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Coalition Letter On Privacy and Free Expression Threats in Kids Online Safety Act

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EU Tech Policy Brief: October 2022 Recap

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CDT Europe Joins Civil Society Letter on the Council’s Proposed General Approach to the Regulation of Political Advertising

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Press Release: Women of Color Political Candidates in US Targeted with the Worst Online Abuse

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