Clare Morell

Policy Analyst

Clare Morell is a Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on EPPC’s Technology and Human Flourishing Project. Prior to joining EPPC, Ms. Morell worked in both the White House Counsel’s Office and the Department of Justice, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors.

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Clare Morell is a Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on EPPC’s Technology and Human Flourishing Project. Prior to joining EPPC, Ms. Morell worked in both the White House Counsel’s Office and the Department of Justice, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors.

At the Department of Justice, Ms. Morell worked as an Advisor to Attorney General Bill Barr. As part of her work for the Attorney General, she helped oversee the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice and served as Editor of the Commission’s final report. A major focus of the Commission’s report was the challenges that Big Tech’s end-to-end encryption presents to law enforcement for gaining lawful access to crucial intelligence in criminal investigations, like domestic terrorism, as well as human and drug trafficking crimes. Ms. Morell also supported the Attorney General’s work on Section 230 reform as one of his main priorities.

Prior to her role with the Office of the Attorney General, Ms. Morell worked on judicial nominations for the White House Counsel’s office and monitored all nominations data to create high-level presentations for briefing White House leadership. From her experience, Ms. Morell brings an intimate knowledge and understanding of how policy is advanced within the Executive Branch of the federal government, particularly in the Department of Justice and the White House.

Ms. Morell has had opinion pieces published in the Wall Street JournalNewsweek, the Washington Examiner, National Review, American Affairs Journal, Deseret News, The Federalist, Public Discourse, WORLD Magazine, the Washington Times, and the Daily Signal.

 

Ms. Morell received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she majored in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She graduated summa cum laude and received the Edmund A. Walsh Award for academic achievement in international law. She also is proficient in Spanish.

Ms. Morell lives with her husband and sons in Washington, D.C.

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The Fifth Circuit Strikes a Critical Blow Against Big Tech Censorship

Clare Morell

If states are to have any chance at reining in Big Tech’s viewpoint censorship, Texas’ law must be upheld.

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Newsweek / September 29, 2022

Protecting teens from Big Tech — it’s time for the states to step up

Clare Morell

Teens won’t like it, but it’s time for policymakers to do something about the cause of so much depression and anxiety in young Americans.

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Deseret News / August 29, 2022

Protecting Teens from Big Tech: Five Policy Ideas for States

Clare Morell

While waiting for Congress to pass better legislation to protect children online, states can take action now to protect children online and empower parents.

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Conservatives and Big Tech: The Return of the Republican Tradition

Clare Morell

The growing bipartisan agreement on harms to kids seems durable and is likely the most viable bipartisan path forward in the near term for Congress on Big Tech.

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American Affairs / August 22, 2022

Don’t Let the World Disciple Your Children

Clare Morell

Christian parents should say no to social media and smartphones.

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WORLD Opinions / August 19, 2022

If You Don’t Get A Grip On Your Kids’ Social Media, Trans Activists Will

Clare Morell

Parents need to regulate their children’s online use as transgender influencers continue to thrive on social media apps like Tik Tok.

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The Federalist / August 2, 2022

Parents, Are You Prepared for the Digital Dangers Your Kids Face?

Clare Morell

Given the reality of online life, the EPPC’s guide is designed to provide practical steps toward protecting our children.

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National Review / July 12, 2022

Yes, Big Tech Are Common Carriers

Clare Morell

Common carrier law is broad, expansive and courts have ruled it consistent with the Constitution for over a century.

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Newsweek / May 31, 2022

How Digital Media Helped Shape the “Modern Self”

Clare Morell

Are Big Tech and social media entirely to blame for the triumphs of the erotic, the therapeutic, and the transgender? Of course not. But there is no question the dominant social media companies have seriously contributed to these trends.

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Public Discourse / April 11, 2022

Babylon Bee Censorship Shows Why Fifth Circuit Should Uphold Texas’ Social Media Law

Clare Morell

Taking a stand against Big Tech censorship, the state of Texas passed an anti-discrimination social media law (HB 20) last September. It seeks to limit Big Tech companies’ power to silence viewpoints they don’t like.

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The Federalist / March 24, 2022

Social Media Is Designed to Divide Churches—So What Do We Do?

Clare Morell

There’s no going back to an age before technology. But we must constantly assess our stewardship.

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9Marks / March 21, 2022

Empower Parents to Protect Their Kids from Social-Media Harms

Clare Morell

A law designed before even MySpace came on the scene is simply inadequate for the TikTok era.

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National Review / February 24, 2022