Martin Moore

Martin Moore

Author

Martin Moore is the author of Democracy Hacked: How Technology is Destabilizing Global Politics, published by Oneworld Publications (2018). He is the director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power at King’s College London, and a Senior Lecturer in Political Communication Education. Before joining King’s, Martin was the founding director of the Media Standards Trust, an award-winning NGO and think tank. Prior to that he spent over a decade working in media and communications in Britain and the US. He lives on a farm in north Oxfordshire and has four children, along with various other animals.

Publications

Martin Moore @martinjemoore

New episode: How can green jobs help tackle youth unemployment? @rooseveltinst's David Woolner tells us what we can learn from the Great Depression. @AnnaSmee1, @kathleenhenehan and @martinjemoore talk about what we can do today.

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Shooting fish in a barrel. Bots are inherent to Twitter so there's lots of opportunities for research like this https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/20/859814085/researchers-nearly-half-of-accounts-tweeting-about-coronavirus-are-likely-bots

Joining Amazon, Apple and Google, Microsoft too moves aggressively into platform healthcare #bigtech #publicservices https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-cloud-for-healthcare-150051142.html

This really needs to happen. And happen quickly #charitablestatus #journalism https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-is-killing-quality-journalism-heres-one-possible-lifeline-138627

Yes, this crisis gives big tech the chance to accelerate its colonization of the public sector - health, education, transport, migration - more reason to diverge from US path dependence #democracyhacked https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/may/13/naomi-klein-how-big-tech-plans-to-profit-from-coronavirus-pandemic

Ad tech really is the dirty secret hidden beneath our digital information economy - 'Out of a total of 267m of ads placed online, it was only possible to match the end-to-end process for 31m' https://www.ft.com/content/9ee0ebd3-346f-45b1-8b92-aa5c597d4389

Providing opportunities for young people
to work on the most critical crises that confront their
generation can help reforge more cohesive
democratic societies, writes @martinjemoore in Berggruen's #RenewingDemocracy Report, pg 27: https://www.berggruen.org/docs/BER_2020_RenewingDemocracy.pdf

*sigh* the simplistic and anachronistic 'kitemark for news' idea rolls around around again https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/may/02/expose-fake-news-by-using-a-digital-kitemark-to-guarantee-quality-urges-itn

Propaganda realpolitik. "They do it and we do it and we call them different things,” he [Trump] said. “Every country does it.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/us/politics/coronavirus-china-disinformation.html

Community journalism is valued now more than ever before. For our members to continue providing essential, verified and trusted information to help communities make sense of what is going on, they need urgent intervention by the government. #savelocaljournalism

Coronavirus will accelerate Modi's Aadhaar based National Social Registry and the development of India's surveillance democracy (as set out in Ch 8 of Democracy Hacked) #digitalidentity https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/aadhaar-national-social-registry-database-modi_in_5e6f4d3cc5b6dda30fcd3462

Coincidental but still intriguing timing of decline of Elizabeth Warren support and news that Zuckerberg wd 'go to the mat' to stop her Facebook plans #Election2020

Almost 3/4 of Americans have - justifiably - little to no confidence that tech platforms will prevent misuse of their platforms in US #2020election @pewresearch https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/02/24/few-americans-are-confident-in-tech-companies-to-prevent-misuse-of-their-platforms-in-the-2020-election/

Good piece by @MarietjeSchaake showing degree to which big tech now playing at government, though light on tricky questions of national sovereignty https://www.ft.com/content/36f838c0-53c5-11ea-a1ef-da1721a0541e

With such high levels of concern about the potential effects of made-up news on the US #2020election I wonder how much is anxiety about the made-up news itself vs anxiety about how to work out if news is made-up or not https://www.journalism.org/2020/02/19/concern-about-influence-of-made-up-news-on-the-election-is-lowest-among-those-paying-the-least-attention

“What makes this seem secure, whether or not it actually is?” Mark Zuckerberg's telling note to self, as documented by Steven Levy in his forthcoming history of Facebook https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-lost-notebook/

Clearview AI, Met Police live facial recognition, and China's National Engineering Lab (NEL) - how confident shd we be in legal and social constraints on the use of technologies for crime prevention? https://www.ft.com/content/5cc651a4-48fd-11ea-aee2-9ddbdc86190d

Digital identity will be one of the big political battles of the 2020s - esp how it enables not simply surveillance but for the State to discriminate between groups (see India and Aadhaar) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/world/africa/kenya-biometric-id.html

This poll might fairly be termed 'leading'. WaPo reports that a “presidential address approval poll,” sent out by Trump campaign asked viewers of the address to rate if he was “historic,” “great,” “good” or “other.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/01/08/trump-turns-iran-attack-into-massive-facebook-ad-blitz-sparking-democratic-criticisms/

'What we really needed this decade was to learn code as a liberal art' is one of a number of lines in this Douglas Rushkoff piece I'd like to stick on my wall https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/29/decade-technology-privacy-tech-backlash