Mapping struggles of deception, politics and digital media
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My name is Johan Farkas and I am a PhD student at Malmö University (Sweden) in Media and Communication Studies.
My research lies at the intersection of digital media, journalism and democracy, focusing on disinformation, fake news, and racism. I have written more than 15 peer-reviewed publications, featuring in journals such as New Media & Society, Social Media + Society, Television & New Media and Critical Discourse Studies (see publications).
My debut book, Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood, was published by Routledge in 2019. Written with Jannick Schou, the book presents a critical examination of discourses around fake news and the post-truth era.
I am currently working on my doctoral thesis, which explores journalistic coverage of fake news.
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 German parliament (before the Council of Europe) and the Swedish Ministry of Culture (see activities).
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Farkas, J. & Xia, Y. (Forthcoming). Unpacking Disinformation as Social Media Discourse, In M. KhosraviNik (Ed.), Digital Discourse and Society: Integrating the Digital with the Political. Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins Publishing Company.