Clare Morell

Policy Analyst

Clare Morell is a Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where she works on EPPC’s Big Tech 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 Big Tech 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 Journal, Newsweek, the Washington Examiner, National Review, The Federalist, Public Discourse, 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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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

What States Can Do to Combat Big Tech to Protect Children

Clare Morell

These approaches offer states a viable path forward for taking effective action now to hold Big Tech accountable for its egregious harms against children and families.

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Institute for Family Studies / February 17, 2022

Don’t Just Say Motherhood Matters, Prove It With Your Life

Clare Morell

We mothers should not choose to delegate our main responsibility of parenting our children to others for most of their waking hours.

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The Federalist / January 27, 2022

Will Congress Seize an Opportunity to Protect Children?

Clare Morell

Amid uncertainty over other Big Tech legislation, legislators should agree on reforms that make the Internet safer for minors.

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National Review Online / January 25, 2022

It’s Time for Newspapers to Get Their Fair Share

Clare Morell

Big Tech companies are monopolizing papers’ digital-ad revenue. But new litigation offers a chance to even the playing field.

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National Review Online / December 16, 2021

Reports from EPPC and Center for Renewing America on Restricting Children’s Access to Pornography

Clare Morell

EPPC and the Center for Renewing America have released two reports on how states and how Congress, respectively, can restrict children’s access to pornography online.

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