Emma Llansó is an Adjunct Professor of Law and teaches a Week One course “Generative AI and the Future of Free Speech & Copyright Law.” She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Communication, Culture, and Technology graduate program, where she teaches the course “Free Expression and the Global Internet.”

Emma is the Director of the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Free Expression Project, where she works to promote law and policy that support Internet users’ free expression rights in the United States, Europe, and around the world. Emma’s work spans many subjects, including human trafficking, privacy and online harassment, online child safety, terrorist propaganda, and disinformation. In particular, she focuses on the capabilities and limitations of machine learning techniques and other forms of automation in content moderation and analysis of online speech. Emma’s work includes legislative advocacy, amicus activity, and engagement in multistakeholder initiatives. She also works with user-generated content services and other stakeholders to develop content policy best practices, including meaningful transparency, appeals, and remedy procedures.

Emma is a member of the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network, the Christchurch Call Advisory Network, and has served on the Board of the Global Network Initiative. Emma also represents CDT on the Twitch Safety Advisory Council and the Twitter Trust & Safety Council.

Emma earned a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Yale Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar. Emma joined CDT in 2009.