| David Miller |
|Founder of||Powerbase, Spinwatch|
|Member of||Working Group on Syria Propaganda and Media|
|Interests|| • “Social power”|
• fake news
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.
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. 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."
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
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:Aerial combat||article||18 November 1994||London Radio Service|
|Document:Cabinet Publicity Committee||book extract||1994||Propaganda|
Document:Cabinet Publicity Committee
|Document:Don't Mention the War||book extract||1994||Gibraltar shootings|
|Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Background Briefing Documents||book extract||1994||Northern Ireland Information Service|
|Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Misinformation||Book||1994||Provisional Irish Republican Army|
|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 Stories||book extract||1994||Propaganda|
Northern Ireland Information Service
|Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Targeting Audiences||book extract||1994||Northern Ireland Information Service|
|Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Using other people||book extract||1994||Northern Ireland Information Service|
|Document:Northern Ireland Information Service - Visits||book extract||1994||Northern Ireland Information Service|
|Document:Real Lives - Extract from Don't Mention the War||book extract||1994||Propaganda|
|Document:Russia, Novichok and the long tradition of British government misinformation||article||12 April 2018||Propaganda|
|Document:The British Media and Gibraltar||book extract||1994||Propaganda|
|Document:The Committee||book extract||1994||Propaganda|
Royal Ulster Constabulary
|Document:The Damage Was Done||book extract||1989||Operation Flavius||David 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 Rocks||book extract||Operation Flavius||The 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.pdf||Report||April 1989||Gibraltar shootings||Investigation into media treatment of the inquest into the killing of three IRA members in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988|