Carl Miller (author)

Carl Jack Miller is an author, speaker and researcher at Demos, a think tank based in London, where he co-founded the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) in 2012.[3][4][5] As of 2019 Miller is also a visiting scholar and research fellow at King’s College, London.[6][7]

Carl Miller
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Carl Miller in 2018
Carl Jack Miller[1]
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (BA)
King's College London (MA)
King's College London
Known forSocial media intelligence
The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab[2]

Miller's book, The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab (2018), analyses power in the digital age. His work has also been published and featured in Wired,[8][9][10] New Scientist,[11] The Sunday Times,[12] The Daily Telegraph,[13] HuffPost,[14] BBC News,[15] Sky News,[16] the Irish Examiner,[17] The Economist,[18] the Financial Times,[19] The Guardian,[20] and the New Statesman.[21][22] He is the joint winner of the Transmission Prize 2019[23] with his fellow researcher Jamie Bartlett.


Miller studied history at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2008, and war studies at King’s College London where he was awarded a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 2009.[24]

Career and researchEdit

Miller's research investigates the pitfalls and promises of the digital age. His interests include politics and technology, cybercrime, war, journalism, the rise of the hackers, the threat of hate speech, the effects of automation and how social and political power is changing.[22]

With David Omand and Jamie Bartlett, Miller coined the term social media intelligence (SOCMINT) in 2012.[24][25] With Bartlett, Miller is a co-author of Truth, Lies and the Internet,[26] a report on young people’s critical thinking online, and The Power of Unreason, an investigation of conspiracy theories, extremism and counter-terrorism.[27]

As of 2019 Miller serves as an expert advisor on social media for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the external social media expert for the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS) of the Government of the United Kingdom, a member of the Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing (IDEPP), and an external advisor on the cross-governmental review on the use of data science within the public sector.[28] Miller is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and has spoken at events and venues such as TEDx in Athens,[29] Thinking Digital,[30] and the Alan Turing Institute in London.[1]

The Death of the GodsEdit

Miller is the author of the book The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab[2] which analyses power in the digital age.[31][32][33] First published in 2018, the book tells the stories of people working in media, technology, warfare, business, politics and crime.[8][12] Their stories illustrate how technology, particularly the internet and social media, is reshaping power. Miller describes his meetings with:

As well as these vignettes, the book includes discussions of the work of Audrey Tang also Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat which illustrate the changing nature of power in the 21st century, from both a dystopian and utopian viewpoint.[32]


  1. ^ a b Carl Miller on Twitter  
  2. ^ a b c Miller, Carl (2018). The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab. William Heinemann. p. 400. ISBN 978-1785151330. OCLC 1050136076.
  3. ^ Anon (2018). "Carl Miller: research director, CASM". Archived from the original on 2018-07-27.
  4. ^ Bartlett, Jamie; Miller, Carl (2012). "The Edge of Violence: Towards Telling the Difference Between Violent and Non-Violent Radicalization". Terrorism and Political Violence. 24 (1): 1–21. doi:10.1080/09546553.2011.594923. ISSN 0954-6553.  
  5. ^ Miller, Carl; Hogarth, Raphel (2015). "The first social media election? #GE2015".
  6. ^ Anon (2018). "Miller, Carl: Visiting Research Fellow". London: King's College London. Archived from the original on 2019-01-16.
  7. ^ Anon (2018). "Carl Miller research director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media". Academy of Ideas.
  8. ^ a b Miller, Carl (2018). "British police are on the brink of a totally avoidable cybercrime crisis". Wired UK.
  9. ^ a b Miller, Carl (2018). "Inside the British Army's secret information warfare machine". Wired UK.
  10. ^ "Carl Miller's profile at Wired magazine".
  11. ^ Miller, Carl (2017). "In an era of nationalism the net needs its freethinking champion". New Scientist.
  12. ^ a b Miller, Carl (2018). "How to catch a crook: behind the scenes of a police raid on a cyber-criminal's home". London: The Sunday Times. (subscription required)
  13. ^ Miler, Carl (2017). "The invisible election battle on Facebook has destroyed the accuracy of opinion polls". The Telegraph. London: The Daily Telegraph. (subscription required)
  14. ^ Miller, Carl (2016). "We've Had The Rise Of Digital Politics - Now It's Time For The Rise Of Digital Democracy". Verizon Communications.
  15. ^ a b Miller, Carl (2018). "Meeting Kosovo's clickbait merchants". London: BBC. Archived from the original on 2018-11-10.
  16. ^ Cheshire, Tom (2016). "Behind the scenes at Donald Trump's UK digital war room". Sky Limited. Archived from the original on 2018-11-27.
  17. ^ Miller, Carl (2018). "A closer look at the web's new world order".
  18. ^ Anon (2018). "Open Future: There is not enough control over the digital world". The Economist. Archived from the original on 2018-10-01.
  19. ^ Jacobs, Josh (2018). "Does online hate drive anti-migrant violence?". London: Financial Times.
  20. ^ "Carl Miller's Guardian profile". London: The Guardian.
  21. ^ Miller, Carl (2018). "Wikipedia has resisted information warfare, but could it fight off a proper attack?". GlobalData. Archived from the original on 2019-01-02.
  22. ^ a b Miller, Carl (2019). "A selection of Carl Miller's journalistic writing". Archived from the original on 2019-01-17.
  23. ^ "CXXI". Salon London - Science, Arts, Psychology. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  24. ^ a b Anon (2018). "Social Sciences Politics and International Studies: Carl Miller". Coventry: University of Warwick. Archived from the original on 2019-01-16.
  25. ^ Omand, David; Bartlett, Jamie; Miller, Carl (2012). #Intelligence. London: Demos. ISBN 978-1-909037-08-3.  
  26. ^ Bartlett, Jamie; Miller, Carl (2011). Truth, lies and the internet a report into young people's digital fluency (PDF). ISBN 978-1-906693-81-7.  
  27. ^ Bartlett, Jamie; Miller, Carl (2010). "The power of unreason conspiracy theories, extremism and counter-terrorism".
  28. ^ Anon (2018). "Carl Miller at Speakers' Corner". Archived from the original on 2019-01-18.
  29. ^ Miller, Carl (2016). "Digital Democracy: TEDx Athens". TEDx Talks.
  30. ^ Miller, Carl (2016). "Thinking Digital: The Rise of Digital Politics". Thinking Digital Limited.
  31. ^ Grossman, Wendy M. (2018). "The Death of the Gods, book review: Power in the digital age". ZDNet. Archived from the original on 2018-10-05.
  32. ^ a b Fay, Joe (2018). "The Death of the Gods: Not scared of tech yet? You haven't been paying attention". The Register.
  33. ^ Appleyard, Bryan (2018). "Review: The Death of the Gods: The New Global Power Grab by Carl Miller — is the digital world taking over?". London: The Sunday Times. (subscription required)
  34. ^ Anon (2018). "Carl Miller in Vegas with the Hackers at DEFCON". Waterstones.