Jamie Bartlett

Journalist and Tech Blogger for The Telegraph, Bestselling Author of The Dark Net

Jamie Bartlett

Journalist and Tech Blogger for The Telegraph, Bestselling Author of The Dark Net

Jamie Bartlett is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on politics and technology. Jamie Bartlett is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies (Winner of the 2019 Transmission Prize), Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. 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. Bartlett’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. He is also a technology blogger for the Spectator and regularly writes about how the internet is changing politics and society, including for The Sunday Times, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The Telegraph. He presented a major BBC2 documentary series ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’ about technology disruption to economies and politics, and which helped uncover the Cambridge Analytica story. Jamie is the creator and host of the popular BBC podcast The Missing Cryptoquee. He has explored everything from online subcultures and hackers to blockchain and cryptocurrencies to the threat social media has on democracy.

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is one of the UK’s leading thinkers on politics and technology.

Jamie Bartlett is the author of three books: The People Vs Tech (2018) about data and democracies (Winner of the 2019 Transmission Prize), Radicals (2017) about political outsiders and the best-selling The Dark Net (2014) about internet subcultures. 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.

Bartlett’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.

He is also a technology blogger for the Spectator and regularly writes about how the internet is changing politics and society, including for The Sunday Times, the Guardian, Foreign Policy, and The Telegraph. He presented a major BBC2 documentary series ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’ about technology disruption to economies and politics, and which helped uncover the Cambridge Analytica story. Jamie is the creator and host of the popular BBC podcast The Missing Cryptoquee. He has explored everything from online subcultures and hackers to blockchain and cryptocurrencies to the threat social media has on democracy.

Topics

  • The New Normal
  • Cyber security
  • Cybercrime
  • Dark Net
  • Digital transformation
  • Internet / Internet Culture
  • Social Media
  • Society
  • Technology
  • Big Data
  • Ethics

Books

  • The People Vs Tech, 2018
  • Radicals, 2017
  • The Dark Net, 2014