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Carl Miller

Research Director at CASM

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Carl is co-founder and Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos.

Carl is co-founder and Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos.

Carl focuses on finding ways to understand social media in its full scale, scope and complexity by combining sociology, anthropology, computer science and artificial intelligence. He is interested in the creation of social media science as a reliable, powerful and ethical discipline that can inform our responses to social and political problems.  

With Sir David Omand and Jamie Bartlett, he coined the term ‘SOCMINT’ – social media intelligence  in the Demos report #Intelligence, the first framework for the ethical and effective collection of social media intelligence for public security. He is also co-author of Truth, Lies and the Internet, which looked at young people’s critical thinking online, and The Power of Unreason, a report into the use of conspiracy theories by extremist groups.

He is currently researching:

  • the use of social media by law enforcement agencies
  • social media and citizen journalism
  • the ethics of intrusive SOCMINT and non-intrusive social media research  
  • the ability of social media research to generate insight into political and social attitudes
  • how social media is changing society: beliefs; affiliations, identities and activities

He is also a Research Associate at the King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London. He studied History at Cambridge and holds the top MA distinction in War Studies from King’s College London (2009).

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The Power of Unreason
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2010-08-27
Publication Type
Pamphlet

The Power of Unreason, the first in a series of reports by Demos on emerging themes in extremism and terrorism, examines the role played by conspiracy theories in extremist groups.

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Truth, lies and the internet
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2011-09-29
Publication Type
Report

This report examines the ability of young people in Britain to critically evaluate information they consume online.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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Policing in an Information Age
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jeremy Crump, Lynne Middleton
Publication Date
2013-03-25
Publication Type
Report

This report is an in-depth analysis of the police's use of social media to monitor intelligence, engage with the community, and tackle crime.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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@metpoliceuk
Authors
Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2013-06-19
Publication Type
Report

This paper compiles almost 20,000 tweets including the tag @MetPoliceUK around the Woolwich attack, and argues that social media creates complex challenges for policing.

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Service Generation
Authors
Jonathan Birdwell, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2013-11-21
Publication Type
Report

This report sets out to uncover exactly what we know about social action in the UK, in support of the Step Up To Serve campaign.

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The state of the art
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2013-11-29
Publication Type
Report

This paper is a review of how SOCMINT - social media intelligence - can be drawn from open social media sources.

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Heads up: Bitcoin
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, James Smith, Louis Reynolds
Publication Date
2013-12-17
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This paper is the first in a series introducing a Demos project on the fuller implications of crypto-currencies - setting out what a Bitcoin is, how the currency operates, and some of the possible futures of digital currencies.

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Vox Digitas
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, David Weir, Jeremy Reffin, Simon Wibberley
Publication Date
2014-08-24
Publication Type
Report

Social media represent a new digital commons where people join their social and political lives to those around them. This paper examines the potential of listening to these digital voices on Twitter.

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A Question of Trust
Authors
Carl Miller
Publication Date
2014-12-10
Publication Type
Report

Well-placed trust is a vital social good. It is foundational to a healthy democracy, and necessary for human beings to work confidently with one another. A lack of trust increases social frictions and collective endeavour. 

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Truth, lies and the internet

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller

This projects asks the extent to which young people can discriminate between the wealth of information found online.

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The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Rutger Birnie, Noelle Rumball, Louis Reynolds

The Centre produces new political, social and policy insight and understanding through social media research.

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Anti-social media

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Noelle Rumball

This project will inform the debate over the trade-off between hate speech, and freedom of expression in the context of social media.

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Heads up: Bitcoin

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller

This project uses Bitcoin as a starting point to examine the long-term impact of crypto-currencies on a range of political, economic and social institutions.

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Below the radar

Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett

This project aims to systematically find, analyse and map social media conversations that indicate ‘below the radar’ third sector activity.

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Towards a new social media science

David Weir, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Simon Wibberley

This collaboration with the University of Sussex seeks to create an overarching research system that can draw real insight from social media data. 

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Getting out the vote

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jonathan Birdwell, Louis Reynolds

This project will map voter sentiment ahead of the EU elections and advise voter mobilisation campaigners on how best to ‘get out the vote’.

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Wisdom of the Crowd

Carl Miller

Four of the country’s leading technology and social research organisations have teamed up to change the way that social media information is used.

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