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

Court Upholds FCC’s Refusal of Broad Internet Powers but Litigation Will Drag On

October 1, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) issued by the Federal Communications...

FTC Settles with YouTube Over Alleged COPPA Violations

September 4, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Federal Trade Commission and New York’s Attorney General announced a $170 million settlement with Google over charges that the company...

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...