Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett


Jamie Bartlett is the author of four books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies (Winner of the 2019 Transmission Prize), Radicals (2017) about political outsiders, the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures and The Missing Cryptoqueen  from  his critically acclaimed BBC podcast series of the same name. 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. The podcast reached number 1 on the iTunes charts, and has been downloaded millions of times.

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Lindsay Lohan and Jake Paul charged for pushing crypto without disclosing they were being paid https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65046882

Irina Dilkinska - Dr Ruja’s ‘head of legal & compliance’ at OneCoin, and key advisor - has been extradited from Bulgaria to the US.

The @SDNYnews is not letting up!


BBC staff advised to delete TikTok. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65008599

Heya folks - new research out from us at CASM and @ISDglobal out today. It looks at the amount of antisemitism on Twitter before, during and after Elon Musk's takeover.

It has more than doubled in the period since the acquisition.

🧵: findings, methods, caveats

Our research exposed TikTok's dangerous algorithm, which bombarded teens with harmful content within minutes of joining the platform.

TikTok recognized the dangers of their algorithm and announced a few changes to it. A thread 👇 https://techcrunch.com/2023/03/16/tiktoks-new-feature-lets-you-refresh-your-for-you-feed-and-retrain-your-algorithm/

There’s a cool site where people just share fake images they’ve made with GPT-4. It used to be known as ‘Twitter’

If GPT-4 can replace all those Twitter people telling me "10 AMAZING hacks to boost productivity using GPT-4" then all will be forgiven.

The future of individual wealth management: each one of us with a personalised AI-powered investment adviser, trying to outwit other AI-powered investment advisors.

Like the concept but can’t say I approve of the song choice

I hope this review looks forward 10 years, rather than backwards 10 years

Wider point: for better or worse (mostly worse) expressing opinion online has become a vital part of people’s careers, their identity, even their ‘self-realisation’. That trend won’t slow; so it will become increasingly hard for the BBC to expect celebrity employees to not do it

The evidence is irrefutable. Smartphones and social media are destroying children’s mental health. Often grateful for @jburnmurdoch
work- but especially this today. FREE to read. https://enterprise-sharing.ft.com/redeem/3bf4e790-d066-41ba-a507-989d62b03da7

~$500K has been wagered in the last month on @arcadeum_io, a decentralized, on-chain casino.

But while the bets are on-chain, are the motives behind the bets transparent?

I dug into the data, and the findings were surprising.

Last week, I went to @DontPanic's exceedingly cool monthly movie night.

It was 'Cocaine Bear' - yes, it's Ronseal - followed by a Q&A about the dark net and drugs trade.

Were the two things related? No.
Did anyone care? Also no.

You may have seen a version of this tweet, which seems to claim that energy costs in the UK are many times more expensive than the rest of Europe - over four times as much as the next two countries, Belgium and France.

Here’s why that tweet is wildly misleading. A thread 🧵1/10

Trends in mental health problems among US women and girls, 2001 to 2018. It's so obvious that something changed, and we all know what it is.

It was a scuffed book.

The more you give people licence to take offence, the more some will seize the opportunity to take offence. https://twitter.com/5Pillarsuk/status/1629882793172824064

Why wasn’t he communicating via his ‘Matt Hancock App’ though?!

A useful reminder that ‘end-to-end encrypted apps’ are only as secure as the person you’re sending them to.