Keyword warrants that let police indiscriminately sift through search engine databases are unconstitutional dragnets that target free speech, lack particularity and probable cause, and violate the privacy of countless innocent people.
In this report, EFF explores a new approach to tackling online harms leaving behind strategies based on ill-conceived bills and censorship-driven solutions.
For journalists, writers, and creators who rely on having an online presence to make a living and make their voices heard, the situation is even worse – especially if they belong to groups already marginalized for their actual or perceived identity.
Police can use these surveillance tools to see the devices of people who attended a protest, follow them home, and target them for more surveillance, harassment, and retribution.
Author Michael Connelly spearheads drive to expand PEN America’s work combatting school censorship together with other 23 authors.
On fifth anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi murder, the Biden administration must prioritise human rights in Saudi Arabia
Rights groups call on the Biden administration to address the escalating crackdown on free expression.
PEN America warns that social media blowback and societal outrage are imposing new moral litmus tests on books and authors, chilling literary expression and fueling a dangerous trend of self-censorship that is shrinking writers’ creative freedom and imagination.
CPJ report finds no accountability for journalists killed by the Israeli military over the past two decades
“The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and the failure of the army’s investigative process to hold anyone responsible is not a one-off event.”
PEN America: “This escalating battle for control over free expression in education should worry us all”
“The wording of these gag orders is deliberately vague, casting a willful chill on a wide swath of speech as faculty and administrators struggle to understand where the lines are drawn.”
The global use of spyware has prompted what CPJ views as an existential crisis for journalism and the organization has been among those calling for moratoriums on its use.
Before taking such a drastic step to restrict TikTok, the government must come forward with specific evidence showing, at the very least, a real problem and a narrowly tailored solution.
Appeals Court upholds restriction on Twitter’s First Amendment right to publish national security transparency report
The court’s decision in Twitter v. Garland is seen as a disappointing, dangerous opinion that may well empower even broader uses of government power to censor speech by unwilling participants in government investigations.
“It is deeply disturbing that a journalist was killed while covering the gun violence that has become a sickening reality of living in the United States.”
While efforts to remove books have been intensifying for the past year, what’s happening now is that new laws passed last year in Florida are having a clear chilling effect on classroom teachers and librarians.