Frequently asked questions

  • What is FFO?
    FFO is a free speech watchdog dedicated to restoring America's promise of a free and open Internet. Through educational reports, legal support, and public policy analysis of developing threats to digital liberties, we seek to provide nonpartisan insights and assistance to all peoples taking a stand for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and the free exchange of ideas online.
  • What does FFO do?
    FFO publishes original research on the threats to freedom of expression online, especially to political speech on social media. We are committed to supporting American digital freedom and holding our leaders accountable for censoring Americans and their first amendment rights online.
  • Who leads the team?
    Our Executive Director, Mike Benz, is a former State Department diplomat responsible for formulating and negotiating US foreign policy on international communications and information technology matters. Mr. Benz founded FFO as a civil society institution building on his experience in the role of championing digital freedom around the world in the public sector.
  • How do I get involved?
    As a nonpartisan nonprofit, we seek to provide education and support to all persons and groups impacted by attacks on digital freedom. If you have a personal story of Internet censorship, or are seeking support to pursue a related claim, please email us at [email protected]