Fight for the Future

Fight for the Future is dedicated to protecting and expanding the Internet's transformative power in our lives by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
First-of-its-Kind Letter Calls for Ban on Private and Corporate Use of Facial Recognition
More than 20 civil and human rights organizations are expanding the fight against facial recognition and calling for a ban not only on government and law enforcement use of the technology, but also private and corporate use. The letter , which highlights recent abuses by corporations including Uber...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Disinformation and Human Rights Experts: Gutting Section 230 Will Help Facebook and Harm Marginalized Communities
Today, Fight for the Future held a livestream event with Dr Joan Donovan of Shorenstein as well as experts from the ACLU, Wikimedia, Access Now, Woodhull Freedom Foundation, and Reframe Health and Justice, who explained why gutting Section 230 won’t stop the spread of harmful content and...
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Friday, February 05, 2021
New Section 230 Reform Bill Would Have Sweeping Unintended Consequences. We Have To Oppose It.
Today Senators Warner (D-VA), Hirono (D-HI), and Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a new bill that they say is intended to address real-world harm caused by Big Tech companies business practices. Unfortunately, the bill is written in such a way that it would have enormous unintended consequences, similar...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
70+ Civil Rights and Progressive Organizations Warn Against Repealing or Making Overbroad Changes to Section 230 in Wake of Capitol Attack
A group of more than 70 organizations have sent a letter to Congress and the Biden/Harris administration warning against responding to the violence in the U.S. Capitol by renewing injudicious attacks on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The groups, including racial justice, LGBTQ+,...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Georgia Runoff: Meet the Organizers Who Led Historic Turnout Among Young Black Voters
According to data from Tufts University and the Associated Press, close to 1 in 5 young people (ages 18-29) who voted in yesterday’s Senate runoff election in Georgia––including 25% of Black youth––did not vote in the 2020 general election in November. Our internal data team reports that women...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
If Democrats Control the Senate They Have No Excuse: Restore Net Neutrality, Ban Facial Recognition, Protect Section 230, End Big Tech Data Harvesting, and Defend Online Human Rights
Historic turnout, especially from young Black voters, in the Georgia runoff election appears to have flipped control of the Senate. Now that Democrats will likely control the House, Senate, and the White House, the party has no excuse but to act aggressively to reverse the damage done by the Trump...
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Monday, December 21, 2020
Congress Only Has $600 for COVID Relief but They Managed To Cram in Controversial Changes To Copyright That Threaten Internet Users With Huge Fines
Fight for the Future has learned that three controversial changes to copyright law: the CASE Act, Felony Streaming Act, and Trademark Modernization Act are in fact included in the must-pass omnibus spending bill lawmakers will vote on later today ( bill text here ). Protocol first reported on the...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
More Than 15 Civil Rights Groups Call on Consumer Reports, Cnet, Tom’s Guide and Other Tech Review Sites to Suspend Their Recommendation of Amazon Ring Cameras
Today, a coalition of 15+ consumer, privacy, and civil rights organizations launched a new campaign, RescindRing.com . Led by Fight for the Future, Rescind Ring calls on tech reviews to rescind or suspend their recommendation of Amazon Ring doorbell cameras. The groups--including Fight for the...
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Monday, November 30, 2020
Goodbye, Ajit Pai. The Senate Should Reject Nathan Simington and Let the FCC Get Back To Work.
Today Ajit Pai, the most unpopular FCC Chairman in history, announced that he will be stepping down as President Trump’s term comes to an end. Digital rights group Fight for the Future, known for organizing the largest online protests in human history to oppose Pai’s repeal of net neutrality,...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Trump’s FCC Ignores Public Safety and Doubles Down on Repeal of Net Neutrality in the Middle of a Pandemic
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) majority will double down on the agency’s deeply unpopular repeal of net neutrality. President Trump’s appointed chairman Ajit Pai will lead the agency in voting to approve an order to reaffirm the repeal, after a Federal court ordered the FCC to...
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