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, Social Media + Society and Critical Discourse Studies 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 the Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association (YECREA), a frequent presenter at international conferences, and commentator in Danish and international media.

You are welcome to contact me regarding research or teaching.
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Latest:
Bastos, M. & Farkas, J. (2019). “Donald Trump is my President!” The Internet Research Agency Propaganda MachineSocial Media + Society, 5(3). DOI:  10.1177/2056305119865466