Free Speech Tracker

Each day, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is exercised, tested, and debated in countless ways. The Tracker is an online tool that provides a factual glimpse into the Free Speech issues across the United States. The Tracker entry map offers a large-scale visualization of national trends.

While it would be impossible to create a comprehensive catalog of all incidents, the Tracker offers a compilation and analysis of interesting and revealing ones. Collectively they tell a story about the state of speech in the United States today.

Tracker Entry Map

Use the arrow keys to pan the map when the map frame is in focus, and the zoom buttons to zoom. The zoom buttons are located after the tracker entry markers.

Tracker Entries




With major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Tracker is provided free to the general public in the hope of generating interest in broad Free Speech issues.