Activities

Upcoming:
Conference presentation, Farkas, J. & Matamoros Fernandez, A. (Forthcoming). The implications of social media disinformation in reproducing systemic forms of oppression like racism. Locked out of Social Platforms: An iCS Symposium on Challenges to Studying Disinformation, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-28 October 2018.

Conference presentation, Farkas, J. & Bastos, M. (Forthcoming). State propaganda in the age of social media: Examining strategies of the Internet Research Agency. 7th European Communication Conference (ECC, ECREA), Lugano, Switzerland, 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2018.

Co-organiser, Three Young Scholar Workshops: Methods, Writing and Activism, Pre-conference event to the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) in Lugano, Switzerland, October 2018.

Discussant, Keynote by Professor Jay David Bolter Augmented and Virtual Reality-enhancing our understanding of cultural heritage, Malmö University, 14 November 2018, 13.00-14.00. More info

Past conference presentations (peer-reviewed)

Farkas, J. & Bastos, M. (2018). IRA Propaganda on Twitter: Stoking Antagonism and Tweeting Local News. 9th Annual International Conference on Social Media and SocietyCopenhagen Business School, Denmark,18-20 July 2018.

Farkas, J. (2018b). Multi-sited online ethnography and critical discourse studies: Exploring disguised propaganda on social media. 7th Biannual Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines, Aalborg University, Denmark, 4-6 July 2018.

Farkas, J. (2018a). Fact-based democracy or agonistic pluralism? A critical examination of the idea of a post-truth era. Media Freedom Symposium, Lund University, Sweden, 15 March 2018.

Farkas, J. & Neumayer, C.  (2017). Clickbait Propaganda: How Far-right Readers’ Letters Became Headline News in Social Media. AoIR 2017: Networked Publics,, University of Tartu, Finland, 18-21 Oct 2017.

Farkas, J. (2017) Disguised as News: Exploring Fear-mongering Online Commentaries Camouflaged as Journalism. Media and Fear – International Symposium, Lund University, Sweden, 16 March 2017.

Farkas, J. & Schou, J. (2016). Cloaked Facebook Pages and Xenophobic Propaganda: Exploring the Computational Architecture of Fake-Information. AoIR 2016 – Internet Rules!, Humbold-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, 5-8 October 2016.

Schou, J. & Farkas, J. (2015b). Inside or in sight? Cloaking Strategies of Political Activists on Facebook. Spaces and tactics of politics: Transnational connections, neoliberalisation and the reshaping of civil society, University of Turku, Finland, 11-12 December 2015.

Schou, J. & Farkas, J. (2015a). Disguised as Islamists: Cloaked Facebook Pages and Danish Right-wing Groups. ECREA Communication and Democracy Conference 2015: Political Agency in the Digital Age: Media, Participation and Democracy. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 9-10 October 2015.

Farkas, J. & Hjelholt, M. (2015). Moderating Participation: Utilizing Social Network Sites in the 2015 Danish Election, ECREA Political Communication Conference 2015: Changing political communication, changing Europe?, University of Southern Denmark, 27-28 August 2015.

Farkas, J., Schou, J. & Hjelholt, M. (2015). The Historical Shaping of Public Service Television and Digitalization. NordMedia 2015: Media Presence – Mobile Modernities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 August 2015.

Schou, J. & Farkas, J. (2015). “Take Action Now and Share This”: Mapping the Micro-dynamics of Political Participation through Facebook. NordMedia 2015: Media Presence – Mobile Modernities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 August 2015.

Farkas, J., Schou, J. & Klastrup, L. (2015). Riding the Algorithms? Exploring the Socio-material Practices and Tactics of Mundane Danish Activists on Facebook. Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies, Alghero University, Italy, 24-26 June 2015.

Other past activities

Open lecture and debate, True or False? – On News Reporting in the EU Today, Centrum för Europaforskning, Gothenburg University, 12 October 2018, 13.00-15:15.

Participant, Cph150 – a two-day think tank, TechFestival, Copenhagen, 7-8 September 2018.

Talk, Crash Course in Tech Literacy and Readability, TechFestival, Copenhagen, NOHO, 5 September 2018, 16:30-17:15.

Participant, Datafication, Digital Inequalities and Data Justice, Workshop at Tampere University, Finland, August 2018.

Contributor, Research exhibition, Förnuft eller känsla? Fakta, forskning och föreställningarMalmö University Library, April-October 2018.

Discussant, Keynote by Professor Pille Pruulmann Vengerfeldt, Digital parenting: How social media helps push the boundaries of being normal, Malmö University, April 2018.

Presenter and discussant, TRAIN Conference, Kristinehamn, April 2018.

Chair, Panel on civic engagement and civic experiences in datafied societies, Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data, ECREA Communication and Democracy conference, Stockholm, November 2017.

Chair, Panel on digital activism, Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data, ECREA Communication and Democracy conference, Stockholm, November 2017.

Co-organizer, Open Lecture on Racist Propaganda in the Digital Age, w. Professor Jessie Daniels, IT University of Copenhagen, May 2017.

Co-organizer, Conference on Digital Social Inclusion, IT University of Copenhagen, April 2017.

Memberships and representation

YECREA Representative in the Communication and Democracy section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association – since August 2017)

Member of Datafication, Digital Inequalities and Data Injustice (Nordic research network – since March 2018).

PhD Representative in the Supervisor Collegium, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University (since March 2018)

Member of FSMK (Association of Swedish Media and Communication Research – since january 2018)

Member of DECIDIS (Democracy and Citizenship in Digital Society), Strategic research initiative at the IT University of Copenhagen (since January 2016)

Grants

Travel grant – 1000 DKK, Carlsberg Foundation, July 2018

Travel grant – 2000 SEK, Swedish Association for Media and Communication Research (FSMK),  October 2018

Travel grant, – 2000 DKK, IT University of Copenhagen, August 2015

Erasmus+ Scholarship – EU / Roskilde University – 2011