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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A blog series by the CDT Europe team on the EU Digital Services Act. A green/blue background, with a slightly visible circle of stars from the EU flag. Text in yellow and white.

A Series on the EU Digital Services Act: Due Diligence in Content Moderation

CDT submitted comments to the Facebook Oversight Board on a case regarding a law enforcement request to take down a post containing UK drill music. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Weighs In with Facebook Oversight Board on UK Drill Music Case

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EU Tech Policy Brief: July 2022 Recap

Letter to ED Office for Civil Rights on Discriminatory Effects of Online Monitoring of Students. White document on a dark grey background.

Letter to ED Office for Civil Rights on Discriminatory Effects of Online Monitoring of Students

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Tech Talk: Shadow Banning — Talking Tech w/ Ana Valens & Gabe Nicholas

A blog series by the CDT Europe team on the EU Digital Services Act. Royal blue background, with a slightly visible circle of stars from the EU flag. Text in yellow and white.

A Series on the EU Digital Services Act: Tackling Illegal Content Online

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