MAH Logo

Utskrift från Malmö universitet - $

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. Farkas has published in international journals such as New Media & Society, Critical Discourse Studies and the Brown Journal of World Affairs. Overall, his research interests lie at the intersection of digital media platforms, politics, civic engagement, journalism, and democracy. Since 2018, Farkas is the Chair of YECREA (Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association).

Faculties and departments

Faculty of Culture and Society pil show
School of Arts and Communication pil show

Contact details
Visiting address: Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Niagara,
Postal address:Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö
Delivery address:71

Google Scholar
  • 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)

    Farkas, Johan (2019) "Disguised Propaganda on Social Media : Addressing Democratic Dangers and Solutions" Brown Journal of World Affairs;1, 1-16, Brown University, ISSN 1080-0786, URL [länk],

    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, Matamoros-Fernández, Ariadna (2019) "Racism on Social Media : A Critical Review of Methodological Challenges" CDSMR Abstracts; Critical Digital and Social Media Research 2019, (other) 1-1, Umeå university,

    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)

    Artistic Research and Artistic Works
    Dorthé, Lotti, Olsson, Annsofie (2018) Förnuft eller känsla? Fakta, forskning och föreställningar.

    Previous publications
blackbox blackbox
Malmö högskola
Kultur och samhälle
Konst, kultur och kommunikation Enhet för medier och kommunikation
WORK 205 06 Malmö Sverige Nordenskiöldsgatan 1
  Malmö universitet  
205 06 Malmö
  Niagara, rum Niagara, , Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö

photo of Johan Farkas Johan Farkas