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Vindication by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Clare Morell

On March 8, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a Texas law requiring age verification…


PDF / March 15, 2024

EPPC Scholars Sign Joint Letter to State Legislatures Urging Action on Tech Policy

Patrick T. Brown

On February 15, EPPC scholars Patrick T. Brown and Clare Morell signed a joint letter with Brad Wilcox and Michael…

PDF / February 21, 2024

When Protecting Kids Online, Don’t Let Apple and Google Off the Hook

Clare Morell

Smartphones serve as children’s main portals to the internet and social media platforms, and yet they have been unaddressed by any laws to date.

Newsweek / December 12, 2023

Congress needs to protect kids, not Big Tech

Clare Morell

Social media is a threat to our children.

The Hill / November 17, 2023

Making Smartphones and App Stores Safe for Kids: Federal, State, and Industry Measures

Clare Morell

Federal, State, and Industry Measures


PDF / November 16, 2023

Protecting Kids Online: Model Legislation

Clare Morell

Summary In the past year, four states—Utah, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas—have passed social-media parental-consent laws based on ideas put forward…

PDF / October 17, 2023

The First Amendment Protects Kids From Big Tech

Clare Morell

Requiring parental consent for kids to form accounts with social media does not regulate speech; it regulates contract.

Institute for Family Studies / October 9, 2023

Big Tech Knows That Age Verification Is Necessary

Clare Morell

State legislatures are leading a revolution to transform the experience of the internet, and with it, American childhood.

The Hill / September 7, 2023

Social Media and Harm to Children

Clare Morell

Parents are not enough to protect kids online, and the current legal regime is not up to the task.

EPPC / August 31, 2023

The Least Congress Can Do Is Hold Tech Giants Accountable For Aiding Child Sex Traffickers

Clare Morell

Social media platforms like Facebook provide traffickers and eager predators unprecedented access to children in the United States.

The Federalist / August 10, 2023

Age Verification: Policy Ideas for States

Clare Morell

On June 13, 2023, the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Institute for Family Studies released a new legislative…


PDF / June 13, 2023

A TikTok ban doesn’t limit speech —it frees it from China’s poison

Clare Morell

Libertarian Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is derailing a bipartisan effort to ban TikTok.


New York Post / May 24, 2023