David Miller

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Founder ofPowerbase, Spinwatch
Member ofWorking Group on Syria Propaganda and Media
Interests • “Social power”
• PR
• propaganda
• fake news
• “terrorism”
Founder of Powerbase & Spinwatch and incisive reporter into the state of the world.

Not to be confused with the David Miller who was Finance Director of Aegis Defence Services.

David Miller is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath in England. He founded Spinwatch and Powerbase.


Miller has written for The Guardian, including a 2015 article which began with the observation that "it’s becoming much harder for UK academics to discuss issues such as conflict and terrorism." He has also criticised Islamophobia.[1] A 2006 articles "began by noting that "A succession of scandals in the US has revealed widespread government funding of PR agencies to produce "fake news". Actors take the place of journalists and the "news" is broadcast as if it were genuine."[2]

From 2013-2016 he was RCUK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow leading a project on Understanding and explaining terrorism expertise in practice.


His publications include A Century Of Spin.


Documents by David Miller

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Aerial combatarticle18 November 1994London Radio Service
Document:Cabinet Publicity Committeebook extract1994Propaganda
Northern Ireland
Document:Cabinet Publicity Committee
Document:Don't Mention the Warbook extract1994Gibraltar shootings
Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Background Briefing Documentsbook extract1994Northern Ireland Information Service
Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - MisinformationBook1994Provisional Irish Republican Army
Mark Urban
John Stalker
It is now well established (and has been admitted by the government), that the task of the Information Policy branch of Army headquarters in the early to mid 1970s was disinformation. False stories were spread in order to discredit the IRA as well as other enemies of the Intelligence services, such as Loyalist politicians and the Labour government.
Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Planting Storiesbook extract1994Propaganda
Northern Ireland Information Service
Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Targeting Audiencesbook extract1994Northern Ireland Information Service
Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Using other peoplebook extract1994Northern Ireland Information Service
Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Visitsbook extract1994Northern Ireland Information Service
Document:Real Lives - Extract from Don't Mention the Warbook extract1994Propaganda
Northern Ireland
Document:Russia, Novichok and the long tradition of British government misinformationarticle12 April 2018Propaganda
Skripal Affair
Document:The British Media and Gibraltarbook extract1994Propaganda
Gibraltar shootings
Northern Ireland
Document:The Committeebook extract1994Propaganda
Northern Ireland
Royal Ulster Constabulary
Document:The Damage Was Donebook extract1989Operation FlaviusDavid Miller of the Glasgow University Media Group continues an investigation, begun in the February 1989 issue of Magill into the media coverage of the Gibraltar shootings of the three IRA members on March 6 1988. Here he examines the media treatment of the inquest into the shootings.
Document:The Truth on the Rocksbook extractOperation FlaviusThe media research goup at Glasgow University has conducted a major survey of the media's handling of the killings in Gibraltar of the three IRA members on March 6 last year up to but not including the coverage of the inquest in September. It represents a serious indictment of the British media's handling of the affair and particularly that of The Sunday Times. We publish here in full the Glasgow University Media Research Unit survey.
File:Damage.pdfReportApril 1989Gibraltar shootingsInvestigation into media treatment of the inquest into the killing of three IRA members in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988