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.

Jamie Bartlett @JamieJBartlett

If you abuse people for ideas you dislike, instead of question ideas you oppose, you’re creating a culture that will also vilify you for any potential change of heart.

👏 no https://twitter.com/kristian_sturt/status/1278763572244463618

of course no one *has* to have a pint today but there are three million people who work in hospitality in the UK, venues have taken measures to make re-opening as safe as possible, please stop trying to reduce this to a ludicrous binary debate

This is a pretty good list but I’d alss also say - it doesn’t mention that you need an interface for a mic like an sm58 - the pictured H4N is a good choice but is around £200. A usb mic is a decent alt. 1/n https://twitter.com/jamiejbartlett/status/1279391668790276097

This is almost identical to the setup many of our actors are using. For those starting out, this is a very good list for a professional sound. The only other thing you need is lots of soft furnishings! https://twitter.com/JamieJBartlett/status/1279391668790276097

The @podbible #britpodawards guide has a useful little list of what you need to make your own podcast.

Love the thought & creativity that's gone into connecting the physical audience to this online event & each other. Simple but super effective. https://twitter.com/JamieJBartlett/status/1279140705886232576

Morning everyone - if you'd like some light weekend reading or listening, I've stuck everything I've done in one place. Online wildlife crime, how to spot bots, the Enlightenment and COVID conspiracies, and hybrid-info warfare.


If you are lucky enough to have a huge house and a huge garden, then by all means criticise the government's policy. But go easy on the people who might not have those things & are off to the pub today. Not everyone has experienced lockdown the same.

Worrying scenes this morning at my local Wetherspoons:

HUGE props to the #BritPodAwards organisers - who refuse to allow distanced events to be dull. @GeorgiaJCatt & I will be there. (On Zoom, wearing the hat).

Happy Pub-Dependence Day everyone! #4thofJuly2020

HUGE props to the #BritPodAwards organisers - who refuse to allow distanced events to be dull. @GeorgiaJCatt & I will be there. (On Zoom, wearing the hat).

What this thin piece fails to crunch is the fact Global Britain is proving able to stand up for itself and interests facing China better than Global Germany or Global France. The EU has no clear China policy but Brexit Britain is standing up to Beijing. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/world/europe/johnson-brexit-hong-kong.html

I often think about how visionary this Spinal Tap ‘outtake’ was.

And people say it’s a spoof rockumentary!

The police also said the 'lockdown worked in our favour' because most of the criminals were at home when the raids took place.

Not only will the criminal users of Encrochat be exposed - criminals using any other encrypted messaging service will be paranoid & cautious for months.

Breaking: Police have arrested more than 700 suspects, seized £54m in cash and tonnes of drugs in UK’s “biggest and most significant” operation ever against organised crime

It was sparked by law enforcement accessing an encrypted communication network


Basically what my mum said to me when I went out aged 15

The increasingly clever ways rich people / companies can use money to artificially create social proof is a worrying - and important - meta-trend. It needs to be exposed far more.