Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Articles by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

EFF launched TOSsed Out, a new iteration for tracking and documenting the ways that Terms of Service (TOS) and other speech moderating rules are unevenly and unthinkingly applied to people.

Tech companies and online platforms have other ways to address the rapid spread of disinformation, including addressing the algorithmic “megaphone” at the heart of the problem and giving users control over their own feeds.

Dag Gustafsson (l), father of the imprisoned Swedish programmer Ola Bini, and his lawyer Carlos Soria give a joint press conference, in Quito, Ecuador, 16 April 2019, Dani Tapia/picture alliance via Getty Images

Ecuador should drop all charges against Ola Bini, and allow him to return home to his family and friends. Ecuador’s leaders undermine their country’s reputation abroad and the independence of its judicial system by this fanciful and unfounded prosecution.

Social media applications are displayed on a smartphone, Bangkok, Thailand, 1 August 2018, Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

EFF is demanding fixes for different issues from nine tech companies and platforms, targeting social media companies, operating systems, and enterprise platforms on issues ranging from encryption design to retention policies.


The proposed regulation would require companies to take down “terrorist content” within one hour, forcing them to bypass due process and make rapid, unaccountable decisions on expression through automated means.

Journalists at a hotel watch Jair Bolsonaro speak live about the results of the first round of the election, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 7 October 2018, Ian Cheibub/picture alliance via Getty Images

Jair Bolsonaro’s election reflects greater support for a conservative agenda likely to jeopardize free expression and privacy safeguards.

60 rights groups are joining Google employees in calling for termination of Project Dragonfly, a censorship and surveillance equipped search engine in development for use in China.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before the start of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing on 'Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the Use and Abuse of Data', Washington, D.C., 10 April 2018, Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

A collection of newly released documents suggests that the company adopted a host of features and policies even though it knew those choices would harm users and undermine innovation.