Jeremy B. Merrill

Investigative Data Reporter

Jeremy B. Merrill freelances for The Markup. He is a reporter and a coder with a special interest in how ad-tech and algorithmic infrastructure is exploited for scams, shady political tactics, and corporate sleight-of-hand about who’s doing what.

He is fascinated by the possibilities of using machine learning techniques to enable investigative journalism using large datasets. The subject of one such investigation, where machine learning  tools Jeremy created helped journalists search a large, multilingual corpus of leaked documents, was so incredulous of the combined power of reporters and computers that she tweeted, “715 thousand documents read? Who believes that?”

Jeremy has written for Quartz, ProPublica, and The New York Times.