Free Expression

The right to free speech is the bedrock of a strong democracy. Modern communication technology has dramatically enhanced our First Amendment freedoms of expression and association by removing barriers to individuals’ ability to access, create, and share information.

Still, online free expression remains at risk due to censorship, privacy invasion, zealous enforcement of copyright, overbroad national security restrictions, and threats to the decentralized architecture of the Internet. Zoe will work to preserve high levels of free speech protection for digital communications and services.

Please click on the following links to learn more about legislation Zoe has authored:

  • Global Free Internet Act – H.R.889:  This bipartisan proposal establishes a private/public task force to review legislation, agency actions, and trade agreements – from both foreign governments and the U.S. government – to identify and respond to policies that undermine the free flow of information and an open and decentralized Internet.

More on Free Expression

July 17, 2018 Press Release
Following passage of a new law in Vietnam that severely curtails privacy rights of Vietnamese citizens, Zoe Lofgren joined her Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam calling for the heads of Google and Facebook to live up to their firms’ stated missions to promote openness and connectivity in Vietnam.