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Johan Farkas
Doctoral Student

Johan Farkas is a PhD Fellow at Malmö University, Media and Communication Studies. His thesis explores new forms of disguised propaganda in digital media, drawing on multi-sited online ethnography and discourse analysis. Farkas has previously published studies of political participation and activism online. Overall, his research interests lie at the intersection of digital media platforms, politics, journalism and everyday life,

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara,
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
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  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Farkas, Johan, Schou, Jannick, Neumayer, Christina (2018) "Cloaked Facebook pages : exploring fake Islamist propaganda in social media" New Media & Society;5, 1850-1867, Sage, ISSN 1461-4448, DOI [länk], URL [länk],

    Farkas, Johan, Schou, Jannick (2018) "Fake news as a floating signifier : hegemony, antagonism and the politics of falsehood" Javnost : The Public;3, 298-314, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1854-8377, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Farkas, Johan, Schou, Jannick, Neumayer, Christina (2018) "Platformed antagonism : racist discourses on fake Muslim Facebook pages" Critical Discourse Studies;3, 463-480, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1740-5904, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Farkas, Johan, Schwartz, Sander Andreas (2018) "Please Like, Comment and Share our Campaign! How Social Media Managers for Danish Political Parties Perceive User-Generated Content" Nordicom Review;2, 19-33, Nordicom, ISBN 978-91-88855-04-6, ISSN 1403-1108, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Chapters in Monographs
    Farkas, Johan, Neumayer, Christina | Hunsinger, Jeremy, Klastrup, Lisbeth, Allen, Matthew M. (red./ed.) (2018) Disguised Propaganda from Digital to Social Media. Second International Handbook of Internet Research, Springer, ISBN 978-94-024-1202-4, DOI [länk], URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Conference Contributions
    Farkas, Johan, Bastos, Marco (2018) "IRA Propaganda on Twitter: Stoking Antagonism and Tweeting Local News" 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society;, 281-285, ACM Digital Library, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Farkas, Johan (2018) "Multi-sited online ethnography and critical discourse studies: Exploring disguised propaganda on social media" 7th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines Conference (CADAAD), (other)

    Farkas, Johan, Matamoros Fernandez, Ariadna (2018) "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, (other)

    Farkas, Johan, Bastos, Marco (2018) "State propaganda in the age of social media : Examining strategies of the Internet Research Agency" 7th European Communication Conference (ECC), (other)

    Farkas, Johan (2018) "Fact-based democracy or agonistic pluralism? A critical examination of the idea of a post-truth era" Media Freedom : International Symposium at Lund University, (other)

    Previous publications
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Malmö högskola
Kultur och samhälle
Institutionen för konst, kultur och kommunikation Institutionen för konst, kultur och kommunikation
WORK 205 06 Malmö Sverige Nordenskiöldsgatan 1
  Malmö universitet  
205 06 Malmö
  Niagara, rum Niagara, , Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö

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