Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett


Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he has become one of the UK’s leading thinkers on politics and technology.

Jamie’s most recent book The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) was released in April 2018 and discusses the precarious future of democratic society in the tech age.

He is also the author of Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World, about political outsiders that reject the way we live today, and The Dark Net, an examination of the hidden corners of the internet, its strange subcultures, and the protagonists that inhabit it – from trolls, Bitcoin miners, political extremists and members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, to pornographers, drug dealers, computer scientists and neo-Nazis. He writes regularly for several national media outlets including Spectator and The Telegraph.

Jamie’s TED talk ‘How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream’ has received over 2.5 million views. 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. Jamie explores the reality behind Silicon Valley’s glittering promise to build a better world, and meets the people who harnessed social media to change the shape of politics in the US.

“A sobering look at how tech is going to change society quickly and dramatically.” – Emine Saner for The Guardian.

In 2018 Jamie presented a BBC Radio 4 Analysis documentary, Can Technology Be Stopped? The documentary looks at whether the big four – Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple – can be reined in and forced to play by the rules society sets, rather than imposing their own.

Jamie Bartlett @JamieJBartlett

Actually, the Nazis had already retreated from Tallinn the day before so there really wasn't much for the #RedArmy to do other than arrest and shoot the hitherto underground Estonian government. https://t.co/3R4pc4sqyw

Heard @JamieJBartlett at #Idler and putting this straight on #mustlisten list. https://t.co/bSvsQfmtyf

I can't think of a better way to spend your day than tucking into @JamieJBartlett's new podcast

The Missing Cryptoqueen follows his 9 month search for the woman behind a multi billion $ crypto currency scam.


I’m calm - I swear! 😂 😂

The Observer advises you to enjoy this ‘fascinating tale’.

Episode 1 & 2 out now:

This new podcast series from @JamieJBartlett and @GeorgiaJCatt is so so important (and so so scary):

A devastating critique of Max Blumenthals new book, which many of his followers assured us would take down the MSM. It turns out be little more than a badly researched, dogmatic comedy of errors. Worth a read!! (The article, but not it seems, the book). https://t.co/ny8mJLMN1A

@BBCSounds And there is original traditional Bulgarian music composed and performed by the AMAZING @LondonBulgChoir. It is worth listening to for that alone. Here they are performing a classic, 'Pilentce Pee'. Bulgarian music is incredible, incredible. https://t.co/vyweWYk3H1

Two episodes in. What an amazing listen! https://t.co/VC7hUCu9my

My friend @JamieJBartlett has a new podcast series coming out. I know everything is a 'must listen' or 'must read' nowadays, but honestly, this really is. Courageous, intrepid reporting of the maddest story you'll ever


Just listened to this. Fascinating, revealing , tragic. Oh, and a good explainer re “blockchain” for his Mum. https://t.co/0hBA4MxOiQ

If you enjoyed this: it’s just the start of the madness. Episode 3 of 8 is out next Thursday, 26/9. Subscribe to get it right away!