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

News Corp buys MySpace. MySpace fails. Microsoft buys TikTok. TikTok...?

Astonishing. Google takes billions from advertisers to prioritise their results in Google search (incl >1bn/qtr from Booking .com) and then prioritises its own services - excellent investigation by @themarkup https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/07/28/google-search-results-prioritize-google-products-over-competitors

How shd Brexit Britain respond to move towards national/regional data sovereignty? Following geopolitics of TikTok and & failure of US-EU Privacy Shield https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/16/business/eu-data-transfer-pact-rejected.html

Refreshingly un-FT FT op.ed. questioning corporate motivations of Facebook ad boycott with some Habermas and Milton Friedman thrown in https://www.ft.com/content/ffefed51-c82b-4b7a-9671-5bc73edc77a3

Considering what is at stake this November and looking at the precarious state of democracy worldwide, I couldn’t recommend @martinjemoore’s “Democracy Hacked” highly enough. Ignoring the destabilising effect of digital tech is costing us dearly.
https://oneworld-publications.com/democracy-hacked.html

94% of independent news publishers are having serious problems during this shutdown - many likely to close - yet the bulk of govt support for news going to the major publishers https://www.bylineinvestigates.com/mail/2020/6/2/exclusive-35m-covid-cash-fund-dominated-by-big-media-while-small-publishers-struggle

If Jeff Koseff is right, and the end of Section 230 is nigh, it will spark even more profound changes in govt & tech platform relations outside the US than in https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/us/politics/trump-jack-dorsey.html

Unlikely those pressing for reform of S230 CDA to increase platform liability wd have predicted Trump outrage at Twitter factcheck wd be the catalyst https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/us/politics/trump-executive-order-social-media.html

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.

Listen at http://podfollow.com/cheerfulpodcast

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