Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Farkas, J. & Schou, J. (Forthcoming). Fake news as a floating signifier: Hegemony, antagonism, and the politics of falsehood, Javnost – The Public. Accepted for publication. Pre-print available at:

Farkas, J. & Schwartz, S. A. (2018). Please Like, Comment and Share our Campaign! How Social Media Managers for Danish Political Parties Perceive User-Generated Content. Nordicom Review. Advance online publication.

Farkas, J., Schou, J., & Neumayer, C. (2018b). Platformed Antagonism: Racist discourses on fake Muslim Facebook pages, Critical Discourse Studies. Advance online publication.

Farkas, J., Schou, J., & Neumayer, C. (2018a). Cloaked Facebook Pages: Exploring Fake Islamist Propaganda in Social Media, New Media & Society, 20(5): 1850-1867.

Farkas, J. & Neumayer, C. (2017). ‘Stop Fake Hate Profiles on Facebook’: Challenges for crowdsourced activism on social media, First Monday, 22(9).

Schou, J. & Farkas, J. (2016). Algorithms, Interfaces, and the Circulation of Information: Interrogating the Epistemological Challenges of Facebook. KOME − An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry, 4(1), p. 36-49.

Schou, J., Farkas, J. & Hjelholt, M. (2015). The Double Conditioning of Political Participation: Grassroots Politics on Facebook. Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation, 2(2), pp. 29-47.

Book chapters (peer-reviewed)

Farkas, J. & Neumayer, C. (Forthcoming). Disguised propaganda from digital to social media. International Handbook of Internet Research (2nd ed.)New York: Springer.

Conference Papers (peer-reviewed)

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.

Farkas, J. & Bastos, M. (Forthcoming). IRA Propaganda on Twitter: Stoking Antagonism and Tweeting Local News. Social Media & Society, Copenhagen Business School, 18-20 July 2018.

Farkas, J. (Forthcoming). Multi-sited online ethnography and critical discourse studies: Exploring disguised propaganda on social media. CADAAD 2018, Aalborg University, 4-6 July 2018.

Farkas, J. (2018). Fact-based democracy or agonistic pluralism? A critical examination of the idea of a post-truth era. Media Freedom Symposium, Lund University, 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, 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, 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, Berlin 5-8 October 2016.

Schou, J. & Farkas, J. (2015). 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, 11-12 December 2015.

Schou, J. & Farkas, J. (2015). 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, 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, 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, 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, 24-26 June 2015.

Other Activities

Contributor, Research exhibition, Förnuft eller känsla? Fakta, forskning och föreställningar, Malmö 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, IT University of Copenhagen, May 2017.

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

Internal Reports

Farkas, J. (2015). Social Media in the 2015 Danish Election – Executive Summary. Democracy and Citizenship in Digital Society (DECIDIS), IT University of Copenhagen.

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).