Mapping struggles of deception and politics in digital media
Danish version available at: www.johanfarkas.dk

My name is Johan Farkas and I am a PhD Fellow at Malmö University (Sweden) in Media and Communication Studies.

My research explores societal questions of disguised propaganda, ‘fake news’ and political struggles, specifically in connection to digital media. I have published on these topics in international journals such as New Media & Society, Critical Discourse Studies and the Brown Journal of World Affairs as well as in book anthologies (see publications).

My debut book, written with Jannick Schou, will be published by Routledge in September 2019. Entitled Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood, the book presents a critical examination of discourses about fake news and the post-truth era.

I am currently working on several research projects on new media and societal perceptions of facts and truths. I am furthermore the Chair of YECREA (Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association), a frequent presenter at international conferences, and commentator in Danish and international media.

You are welcome to contact me regarding research or teaching.
For latest updates, follow me on Twitter.

Latest:
Bastos, M. & Farkas, J. (Forthcoming). “Donald Trump is my President!” The Internet Research Agency Propaganda MachineSocial Media + Society.<