Jamie Bartlett is the Head of the Violence and Extremism Programme and the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he has researched and written extensively about radical political parties and movements across Europe. He is also technology blogger for the Telegraph, and writes frequently for several newspapers and magazines on how the internet is changing politics and society.
His book, The Dark Net, is an examination of the hidden corners of the internet and the strange subcultures and protagonists that inhabit it, from bitcoin miners to neo-Nazis. It will be published in Autumn 2014 by William Heinemann.
Please see here for his work on the Telegraph.
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THE DARK NET
Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit lies a vast network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing. A world that is much closer than you think.
The Dark Net is a revelatory examination of the internet today, and of its most innovative and dangerous subcultures, stretching from secret Facebook groups to the encrypted and hidden Tor network. In it, Bartlett goes in search of the people behind the screen, meeting trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political extremists and computer scientists, Bitcoin programmers and self-harmers, libertarians and vigilantes.
Based on extensive first-hand experience, exclusive interviews and shocking documentary evidence,The Dark Net offers a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world.
PUBLISHER: Windmill Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 21st August 2015
Buy here: The Dark Net