Net Discrimination

Fighting for Net Neutrality

Paid “fast lanes” for the internet undermine free expression and innovation. Internet access should be offered to everyone on a nondiscriminatory basis, without favoring certain websites, applications, services, or business models.  We advocate for net neutrality to ensure access to a free and open internet around the world.

Civil society won’t back down: the fight for net neutrality continues in California

Internet service providers (ISPs) oppose SB 822, which grants California residents the best net neutrality protections in the United States.

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Connectivity

Zero rating: a global threat to the open internet

We discuss two primary models for “zero rating” — both of which are a form of network discrimination and harm human rights.

EU Ukraine

Connectivity

Open letter to the EU: protect people affected by Russia’s attack on Ukraine

In a letter to the EU, Access Now provides recommendations related to tech platforms and telecoms operators in the context of the war in Ukraine.

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Data Protection

Cambodia should scrap rights-abusing National Internet Gateway

Access Now and a coalition of rights organizations call on Cambodia to revoke plans to establish an internet gateway.

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Thumbnail Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
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Content Governance

A perspective on Meta’s moderation of Palestinian voices

27 May 2024
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A perspective on Meta’s moderation of Palestinian voices
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27 May 2024
A perspective on Meta’s moderation of Palestinian voices
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The worst year for internet shutdowns since records began

27 May 2024
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The worst year for internet shutdowns since records began
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27 May 2024
The worst year for internet shutdowns since records began
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How Pakistan’s 4-month X ban is changing the internet

27 May 2024
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How Pakistan’s 4-month X ban is changing the internet
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27 May 2024
How Pakistan’s 4-month X ban is changing the internet
U.S. blocklists Sandvine for enabling digital repression in Egypt
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Artificial Intelligence

France looks to AI-powered surveillance to secure Olympics

27 May 2024
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France looks to AI-powered surveillance to secure Olympics
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27 May 2024
France looks to AI-powered surveillance to secure Olympics
Unveiling DHS’s Injustice systems in Immigration Processes for Salvadoran immigrants
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Transparency

CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics

27 May 2024
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CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics
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27 May 2024
CBP, ICE sued for information about sharing of noncitizens’ biometrics
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Surveillance
Surveillance

Access Now demanda a las agencias ICE y CBP de EE. UU. por datos de migrantes

24 May 2024

Access Now demanda a CBP a ICE debido a sus demoras e inadecuadas respuestas a solicitudes de acceso a la información pública.

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Access Now demanda a las agencias ICE y CBP de EE. UU. por datos de migrantes
24 May 2024
Access Now demanda a las agencias ICE y CBP de EE. UU. por datos de migrantes
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India tops global internet shutdown list for 6th year in a row — ‘it is widening digital divide’

24 May 2024
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India tops global internet shutdown list for 6th year in a row — ‘it is widening digital divide’
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24 May 2024
India tops global internet shutdown list for 6th year in a row — ‘it is widening digital divide’
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Internet blackouts are increasing — here’s why

24 May 2024
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Internet blackouts are increasing — here’s why
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24 May 2024
Internet blackouts are increasing — here’s why
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Surveillance
Surveillance

Access Now sues U.S. CBP and ICE agencies over migrant data

23 May 2024
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Access Now sues U.S. CBP and ICE agencies over migrant data
23 May 2024
Access Now sues U.S. CBP and ICE agencies over migrant data
YouTube approves disinformation ads in India ahead of general election
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel

23 May 2024
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Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel
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23 May 2024
Russian rights group says YouTube threatens to block its anti-war channel
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International Court of Justice: Protect evidence in the Gaza war 

22 May 2024

We join organizations defending freedom of expression in supporting South Africa’s request to the ICJ to ensure unimpeded access to Gaza for fact-finding missions and journalists to assess and preserve evidence.

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International Court of Justice: Protect evidence in the Gaza war 
22 May 2024
International Court of Justice: Protect evidence in the Gaza war 
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Grindr is the second-most banned social app — how to unblock it

22 May 2024
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Grindr is the second-most banned social app — how to unblock it
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22 May 2024
Grindr is the second-most banned social app — how to unblock it
#StopSilencingPalestine
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Content Governance

La guerra nella Striscia di Gaza si combatte anche su TikTok

22 May 2024
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La guerra nella Striscia di Gaza si combatte anche su TikTok
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22 May 2024
La guerra nella Striscia di Gaza si combatte anche su TikTok
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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

U.S. lawmakers should govern AI to help people, not Big Tech companies’ interests

21 May 2024
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U.S. lawmakers should govern AI to help people, not Big Tech companies’ interests
21 May 2024
U.S. lawmakers should govern AI to help people, not Big Tech companies’ interests
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Transparency

Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation

21 May 2024

Ahead of the Meta AGM, Meta’s shareholders are pushing the company for increased transparency on content moderation.

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Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
21 May 2024
Meta’s shareholders: We need transparency on content moderation
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YouTube reinstates blocked and demonetised channels

21 May 2024
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YouTube reinstates blocked and demonetised channels
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21 May 2024
YouTube reinstates blocked and demonetised channels