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Jamie Bartlett (journalist)

Jamie Bartlett is an author and tech blogger for The Spectator and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media for Demos in conjunction with The University of Sussex.[1]

Jamie Bartlett
Born (1979-11-09) November 9, 1979 (age 38)
London, England, UK

In 2013 he covered the rise of Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement in Italy for Demos, chronicling the new political force's emergence and use of social media.[2]

In 2014 he released a book entitled The Dark Net, discussing the darknet and dark web in broad terms, describing a range of underground and emergent subcultures, including social media racists, cam girls, self harm communities, darknet drug markets, cryptoanarchists and transhumanists.[3]

He regularly writes about online extremism[4] and free speech,[5] as well as social media trends in Wikipedia,[6] Twitter[7] and Facebook.[8]

In 2017 he published the book 'Radicals' about fringe political movements including transhumanism, psychedelic societies and anarcho-capitalism. He also presented the two part BBC2 series 'The Secrets of Silicon Valley'.

In 2018 he published the book 'The People Vs Tech', which argued that "our fragile political system is being threatened by the digital revolution".[9]


  1. ^ "New ways of generating political and social insight..." Demos. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. ^ Dinmore, Guy (13 February 2013). "Grillo makes five star progress in campaign". Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  3. ^ Ian, Burrell (28 August 2014). "The Dark Net:Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett, book review". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ Hamill, Jasper (18 March 2015). "Spooks left 'furious' after Anonymous hacktivists name and shame 9,200 ISIS supporters, sources claim". Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  5. ^ Reidy, Padraig (28 May 2015). "Padraig Reidy: We cannot choose which free speech we will defend and which we will not". Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  6. ^ Bartlett, Jamie (16 April 2015). "How much should we trust Wikipedia?". Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  7. ^ Bartlett, Jamie (10 February 2015). "Which party leader gets the most abuse on Twitter?". Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  8. ^ Bartlett, Jamie (4 December 2014). "Facebook is not a public utility – and your data is a small price for a free service". Retrieved 15 July 2015.
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