Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett


Jamie Bartlett is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies (Winner of the 2019 Transmission Prize), Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. His books have been translated into 15 languages. He founded the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he specialised in online social movements and using machine learning to study the impact of technology on society. He is a regular commentator on national and international media outlets, and a regular writer on technology for The Spectator.
Jamie’s TED talk ‘How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream’ has been watched almost 5 million times. His main topics are cyber security and privacy online, new political movements, social media research and analysis, and internet cultures.
In 2017 Jamie presented the two-part BBC TWO documentary series ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’ about how technology was changing politics and society, including Cambridge Analytica’s role in the 2016 US election. In 2019 he wrote and presented the hit BBC podcast series ‘The Missing Cryptoqueen’ which exposed the biggest ever cryptocurrency scandal.

Jamie Bartlett @JamieJBartlett

It’s as if all those depressing predictions the scientists made 20 years ago about what might happen in 20 years… are coming true

Big OneCoin news! Court of Appeal of Nancy has just ruled that Frank Schneider - Ruja’s head of security & more - can be extradited to the US. (Although Schneider can still appeal - so it’s not over just yet).

🚨 A major new report out today by the @royalsociety (the UK's national academy for science) is cautioning governments & social media platforms against censorship as a response to scientific misinformation content.

Here's a thread breaking it down. 1/

Terrific idea! And I’ll immediately stop doing my job.

Southgate dragged into cryptoscam. Leave him alone!!


Second fastest growing job in the UK acc to the Gospel of LinkedIn … machine learning engineer.

🚨SCOOPS!🚨 Thanks if you said I should write a book. I have! It’s called “SCOOPS” and it’s inside some unforgettable interviews, from Prince Andrew to Julian Assange. You can preorder here:

Amazon - https://amzn.to/3HWAnto

Huge thanks @OneworldNews @UA_Books #scoops

You have no idea how many people contact me every week, describing a family member who's invested in a new crypto/MLM project and is now struggling to get their money back. The scams are evolving too, getting smarter & harder to spot. We're not keeping up.

It’s been a decade, and some of the finest minds in TV & film have put their minds to it. And yet still no-one can successfully or artistically portray something ‘going viral’.

You might have had The Missing Cryptoqueen without the BBC. But would my mum have agreed to appear on any other broadcaster? I think not!

‘Man on the edge’

Model: @JamieJBartlett
Photographer: @ByrnesyGsy

Number 10 has had to apologise to the Queen in the biggest Downing St - Palace crisis since the 1990s.

That’s nothing! “Baby Shark” just hit 10 BILLION views on YouTube.

#Bulgaria: IPI is deeply concerned by reports of a credible threat against our member Atanas Chobanov of investigative platform @BivolBg. We call on Bulgarian authorities to immediately investigate to identify the source of the threat and ensure Atanas' safety is guaranteed.

Why do household appliances - washing machines, dishwaters etc - feel the need to keep bleeping that they’ve finished until you make them stop? I heard you the first time dude: Stop being so needy.

Do I have a fluent Arabic speaker out there who can help me out with a one page document? I'd be forever grateful!!

Breaking: Ransomware gang behind attacks on 50 companies arrested in Ukraine

-suspects believed to have made $1mil from their attacks
-affiliation undisclosed for now
-US and UK law enforcement officers participated in the raids and house searchers


A statement from Buckingham Palace regarding The Duke of York:

If we start to fine the unjabbed, should alcoholics and smokers be forced to pay for their NHS care too? The more you think about it the darker it gets, says @RMCunliffe. https://www.newstatesman.com/health-science/2022/01/punitive-healthcare-restriction-for-the-unvaccinated-is-a-slippery-slope

I for one blame the Silicon Valley work ethic which encourages employees to see their jobs as a ‘passion’ & to blur the boundary of work & free time in order to make them work longer hours without realising it.

And also I blame everyone else involved.