MAPPING STRUGGLES OF DECEPTION, POLITICS, AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Danish version available at: www.johanfarkas.dk
My name is Johan Farkas and I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Communication. Here, I am part of the project ‘Tell Me the Truth: Fact-Checkers in an Age of Epistemic Instability’.
My research explores the intersection of digital media, journalism, disinformation, and democracy. I have published more than 20 peer-reviewed publications on these issues, featuring in journals such as New Media & Society, Journalism Studies, Social Media + Society, and Critical Discourse Studies (see publications).
In December 2023, the second edition of my monograph, Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood, will be out. Written with Jannick Schou and published by Routledge, the book presents a critical examination of discourses around fake news and the so-called post-truth era.
I successfully defended my PhD thesis in June 2023, entitled This Is Not Real News: Discursive Struggles over Fake News, Journalism, and Democracy.
In the past, I have been a Visiting Researcher at Cornell University, Chair of the Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association (YECREA), and a speaker at institutions such as the Council of Europe, the Swedish Ministry of Culture, and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (see activities).
Farkas, J. (2023). This is Not Real News: Discursive Struggles over Fake News, Journalism, and Democracy, Malmö University Press. (Full text available)