Michael Morris

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Associate Editor


Michael B. Morris, Esq. started as MRC TechWatch & MRC Business Associate Editor in October 2019.

He began his employment with the Media Research Center as Assistant Editor for Commentary at CNSNews.com in August 2014. In 2015, he was promoted to Commentary Editor for CNSNews.com and was responsible for soliciting and editing commentary for CNSNews.com's commentary section.

Prior to his work with CNSNews.com, Michael Morris attended Regent University School of Law where he served as Republican National Lawyer Association Regent University School of Law Chapter Vice Chair of Membership from September 2012 through April 2014 and on Regent University School of Law’s Honor Council during his 2L and 3L years.

While earning his undergraduate degrees, Michael interned for then-Congressman, now-Vice President Mike Pence in 2010, and while earning his Juris Doctorate, he interned for then-Congressman J. Randy Forbes in 2012.

Michael is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where he earned a double major in Political Science/Pre-Law and Economics.  He is also a graduate of Regent University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. He was born and raised in Farmland, IN, and he now lives in the suburbs with his wife near Washington, D.C.

Latest from Michael Morris

Worried about the spread of the coronavirus? Many are, but is allowing the United States government to track people using location data a good idea? A slim majority of 84 tech experts surveyed have said that the U.S. government should not harness Americans’ location data in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, reported The Washington Post’s Cat Zakrzewski March 30. Fifty-one percent of The Technology 202’s standing panel of experts “from across the government, the private sector and the consumer advocacy community” said that the U.S. shouldn’t emulate other countries in using digital surveillance measures.



One of the leading tech writers not only chided Facebook for not censoring more but went right after the platform’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Co-founder of the liberal technology news website Recode and opinion columnist for The New York Times Kara Swisher blasted “white men” who run Silicon Valley, like Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. She later referred to him as “malevolent” and suggested that he should do more to censor on his social media platform.



A new report is urging Congress mandate greater transparency from Big Tech, not a Section 230 overhaul. But will that be enough to protect conservative free speech online? Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) released a report Tuesday headlined “It’s Not Just the Content, It’s the Business Model: Democracy’s Online Speech Challenge,” as federal lawmakers look into reining in Big Tech over concerns about free speech, online child exploitation, privacy and misinformation. 



Republicans and Democrats do not tend to agree on a much these days, but both sides of the aisle have come together to agree on at least one thing -- both distrust Big Tech.



The liberal media routinely warn that America is headed for a recession, but what is to blame? Liberal sources like The New York Times offering “How the Recession of 2020 Could Happen,” CNBC’s “Is there a recession coming? Keep an eye on these key indicators,” and Vox’s “Why everybody’s worried about a recession again” and “Recessions, and the fear that another one is just around the corner, explained,” to name a few, are indeed warning of a possible recession.



Having trouble breathing? Yeah, well, at least there will be less CO2 in the atmosphere, which reminded CNN to go after Asthma sufferers who use metered-dose inhalers.



Americans seem to love Big Tech’s latest smart devices for their conveniences, but are Amazon- and Google-approved apps being used to eavesdrop and phish for your passwords?



“I’m back on Twitter … You know, I’m not a big conspiracy guy, but … ,” Carpe Donktum said in a video posted on his Twitter page. Twitter suspended well-known pro-Trump meme creator Carpe Donktum, reported The Verge on Oct. 14.



If you’re not preparing now to serve our future robot overlords, then you’d better start. Amazon, since at least Jan. 2019, has been hard at work developing what it calls a “fully-electric delivery system – Amazon Scout – designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.” Amazon has already developed Amazon AI. You know her as Alexa, and her counterpart is the Echo. Alexa, Amazon notes, is “Amazon’s cloud-based voice service,” and it is available “on more than 100 million devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers.” From playing music to making phone calls to family members, and from setting timers to sharing the weather forecast – even learning French – Amazon Alexa could be in the infancy stages of what could otherwise be considered the core of Skynet.



In a recent piece on Amazon’s “Day One” blog, Amazon detailed some of the “[n]ew ways Alexa makes life simpler and more convenient” and “your home smarter and safer” all the while keeping your “family and friends connected, and bring[ing] your favorite entertainment to  you, wherever  you are.”