Martin Moore

Martin Moore


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.


Martin Moore @martinjemoore

The research report we launched this week, 'Local News Deserts in the UK', has a number of fascinating, and shocking, findings.

Here is a thread 🧵🪡of the Executive Summary, and some other curious headlines:


'...dogs were getting ill on the beach and it was linked with the shellfish deaths' - Facebook rumours, NextDoor campaigns - fallout from the loss of local reporting around the UK - new @charitablejp research (pdf)

Just published: 'Two International Propaganda Models: Comparing RT and CGTN’s 2020 US Election Coverage' by me and @thomascolley in @JournPractice

This week we're launching our first research report, 'Local News Deserts in the UK'.

It will show how the dearth of local news provision has affected 7 communities across the country, a developing crisis for UK journalism.


More info:

Elon Musk must be aware that Twitter cannot show proof of <5% because it took the decision - for practical and epistemological reasons - to focus on behaviour rather than identity

With the tragic #Buffalo shooting showing the role of 4chan and related sites in violent extremism, researchers may find helpful this article with @martinjemoore in which we examine the difficulties understanding and researching these platforms.

1/10 Re Elon Musk's rationale for putting Twitter deal on hold. It is quite odd that despite all the changes in Twitter & social media environment Twitter repeatedly reports fewer than 5% fake or spam accounts year-on-year, see:

What a backwards step in UK's efforts to address the power of #BigTech

Introducing the 2021 book by Tambini and Moore, at #ijf22 our panelists will address one of the key issues facing democracies today: platform dominance and its impact on journalism and society

📢📢 Book launch webinar

3rd book of the Media for Democracy Monitor 2021

🗓️ 16th March | 15:00 CET

Cross-country comparisons on major issues of media performance for democratic societies.

Free registration:,bwiwicymQEuJ5iwSEhaI3A,8XpFZN_ELEaMmC0nVRPyeQ,tpOju_KrRUCN8eaQ1MQVuQ,zOdsjJwheE-QGZ6FaqrKZA,hcbLHhnni0CINrWkfc3YUg?mode=read&tenantId=0798ed31-f5b0-4935-863c-73ee2505806e

Topics in the webinar ➡️

You can currently access chapters from our just published volume - Regulating Big Tech (OUP 2021) open access at @damiantambini

Our chapter with @benwagne_r "Establishing Auditing Intermediaries to Verify Platform Data" from Regulating Big Tech by @damiantambini and @martinjemoore is freely available online (as, amazingly, all other chapters from this excellent book).

Delayed by the impact of COVID on warehouse workers, by printer capacity in North America, shortage in paper supply, Brexit, the Suez Canal blockage, and a temporary shutdown in China’s largest container port… Regulating Big Tech has finally arrived!

Its happening..
#digitaldominance #regulatingbigtech
with @martinjemoore @eldaelda @1Br0wn

How should #BigTech platforms be governed? Read Regulating Big Tech – published today – chapters by @BobFayEcon @PaulNemitz Matthias Pfeffer @damiantambini and @VWPickard

How can democracy be protected from #BigTech? Read Regulating Big Tech – published today – chapters by @ChrisTMarsden @1Br0wn @mikarv @martinjemoore and Jacob Rowbottom

What could we do to safeguard privacy in the era of #BigTech? Read Regulating Big Tech – published today – chapters by @pmnapoli @benwagne_r @LubosKuklis @FrankPasquale

How can we increase the accountability of #BigTech? Read Regulating Big Tech – published today – chapters by Lorna Woods @willperrin @AngelaELL @EleonoraMazzoli @eldaelda and @robertacarlini

Want to know how to increase competition to #BigTech? Read Regulating Big Tech – published today – chapters by @MazzucatoM @EntsmingerJosh @rainerkattel @berndholznagel Sarah Hartmann @WWU_Muenster Eli Noam and @ntnsndr

Regulating Big Tech: Policy Responses to Digital Dominance – ed. by me and @damiantambini – is published today by @OxUniPress. 17 fantastic original chapters on how we deal with Facebook Google and other #BigTech – tweets on contributors to come