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 Joins Letter Endorsing the Invest in Child Safety Act. White document on a grey background.

CDT Joins Letter Endorsing the Invest in Child Safety Act

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EU Tech Policy Brief: February 2024

CDT Joins EFF in NetChoice v Bonta Amicus Brief. White document on a grey background.

CDT Joins EFF in NetChoice v. Bonta Amicus Brief

CDT and Civil Society Partners Urge Congress to Protect Artists, Creators, and Free Expression as it Examines Possible Misuse of AI Technologies. White document on a grey background.

CDT and Civil Society Partners Urge Congress to Protect Artists, Creators, and Free Expression as it Examines Possible Misuse of AI Technologies 

CDT Urges Senate Judiciary to Refrain From Advancing Legislation That Will Undermine Young Users' Rights and Safety Online. White document on a grey background.

CDT, ACLU, EFF, and Fight for the Future Send Letter Ahead of Senate Judiciary Hearing to Protect Kids Rights

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Investigating Content Moderation Systems in the Global South

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