The National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is adding The Heritage Foundation’s Kara Frederick as a visiting fellow. Frederick is a research fellow in technology policy who spearheads Heritage’s efforts to hold Big Tech accountable.
“I am thrilled to be chosen for this position with the Scalia Law School’s National Security Institute—a law school that’s namesake was one of the most important jurists of the modern era,” Frederick said on being selected for the program. “I look forward to collaborating with other fellows in the program on the most pressing security issues facing the United States, including the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party, the growing symbiosis between Big Tech and big government, and more.”
Since joining Heritage in 2021, Frederick emerged as a leader in the conservative movement in the fight against Big Tech. In February, she published a seminal report laying out the policy roadmap for holding Big Tech accountable and ending its influence over American society. Her policy proposals also include measures to counter joint ventures between Big Tech companies and the Chinese Communist Party.
She is a regular guest on major national news networks like Fox News and Newsmax. In December, she testified before Congress on Big Tech's abuses, earning praise from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawing comparisons as the conservative foil to former Facebook employee Frances Haugen, who, by contrast, argues for more censorship by tech platforms in conjunction with the government, not less.
According to George Mason University’s website, fellows in the program “will contribute to a crucial discussion of the legal and practical challenges facing the U.S. intelligence, defense, law enforcement, homeland security, and cybersecurity communities.”
Per the university: “The National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School aims to be the intellectual powerhouse supporting a robust American national security posture—dedicated to incorporating a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and finding real-world answers to hard national security questions and providing them to policymakers in way they can easily consume.”
Jamil N. Jaffer, founder and executive director of the National Security Institute, explained the important role of the institute’s experts:
“NSI plans to spend the next year focused on America’s response to global repression with regimes like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea leading the way to repress populations at home and to export their repression overseas as we’ve seen catastrophically in recent weeks in Ukraine and elsewhere, as well as protecting America’s national security and economic capability that is built on rapid technological innovation, and these experts will help us lean forward in those areas.”