What We Do

TechFreedom digs deep into the hard policy and legal questions raised by technological change. We’re bullish on the future: for the most part, it’ll be great — if we let it. If those in power can resist the all-too-natural impulse for stability and control. We craft policy frameworks that allow for experimentation, innovation, and evolution, that help people adapt to change, instead of trying to fight it, that focus on clear problems. In short, we teach policymakers how to be friends, not enemies, of the future.

The future will be as grand, and as particular, as we are.

Virginia Postrel

Recent Posts

Draft Social Media Bias Executive Order Would Create Real Internet Speech Police

August 9, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. —­ Following months of increasingly angry complaints from Republicans about social media companies’ alleged bias against conservatives, the Trump Administration is drafting an...

Facebook Just Bought a $5 Billion Moat around Its Business Model

July 24, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. —­­ Today the FTC announced that it had voted 3-2 along party lines to approve a $5 billion settlement over Facebook’s handling of...

Academics, Civil Society Caution Lawmakers Considering Amending Section 230

July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C., July 11 —­­ Today, a diverse coalition of civil society organizations, academics and other Internet law experts published a set of seven principles...

Hawley Proposes a Fairness Doctrine for the Internet

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. —­­ Today, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced legislation (press release), “Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act,” that would make popular social networks responsible...

FCC Commissioner Pai Signals Support for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Following Additional Concessions

May 20, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, FCC Chairman Pai lent his support to the T-Mobile/Sprint merger following additional concessions from the parties. Chairman Pai noted that the...

Privacy Legislation: Building Blocks of Bipartisan Compromise

May 10, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. — Lawmakers are scrambling to draft federal privacy legislation that can attract bipartisan support and be enacted before California’s new privacy law goes into...