Alex is director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media. He has authored more than a dozen major reports on digital election integrity, content moderation practices, digital regulation and the intersection between tech and politics. He leads the centre’s visual analytics practice, and provides written and televised comment for the BBC, CNN, Wired, the Spectator and other outlets.
He leads Demos’s effort in the Good Web Project, a coalition of civil society organisations working to articulate, measure and advocate for an Internet governed on open, liberal and democratic principles. His focus is on building an evidence base, both for what good practice looks like in the architecture and practices of future online spaces, and of public and government consensus around that future.