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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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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The Supreme Court Should Review Section 230’s Interpretation

Clare Morell

Under current judicial precedent, Section 230 has been interpreted in a way that gives blanket immunity to internet platforms, to the point that tech companies face little or no liability from even their own wrongdoing. The proper interpretation of Section 230 is thus long overdue for review by the Supreme Court—and now there is an opportunity.

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Newsweek / November 4, 2021

Protecting Journalism From Google

Clare Morell

To protect all publishers, but especially small ones, the United States should follow Australia, which this year began using antitrust-competition laws to unlock payments big enough to help journalism survive.

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National Review Online / October 23, 2021

How Sex Trafficking Funds the Taliban and Terrorism

Clare Morell

There is a critical intersection between human trafficking and illicit finance.

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Washington Times / September 16, 2021

On Regulating Social-Media Platforms, Follow Texas, Not Florida

Clare Morell

For all its strengths — especially its legal defensibility in court — Texas’s social-media law should be applauded and replicated. Indeed, it’s high time that other states around the nation go forth and follow.

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National Review Online / September 15, 2021

Setting the Record Straight on Reining in Big Tech

Clare Morell

Big Tech companies could be treated by statute as common carriers for purposes of applying antidiscrimination principles.

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National Review Online / August 5, 2021

On Censorship, Big Tech Has It Both Ways

Clare Morell

Tech companies enjoy the privileges of common carriers without the responsibilities. State antidiscrimination laws are one promising remedy.

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The Wall Street Journal / July 30, 2021