Johan Farkas at a research conference



✰ US Book talks – Efterår 2019 ✰

25 September – Syracuse University, School of Information Studies
18 October – Fordham University, McGannon Center
21 October – Brown University, Brown Journal of World Affairs
22 October – University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, Center on Digital Culture and Society. Read more and register,
23 October – Rutgers University, Department of Communication
24 October – Temple University, Klein College of Media and Communication

Tidligere konferencepræsentationer

Bastos, M. & Farkas, J. (2019). “Donald Trump is my President!” The Internet Research Agency Propaganda Machine. 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference: Communication Beyond Boundaries, Washington DC, USA, 24 – 28 May 2019.

Farkas, J. & Matamoros Fernández, A. (2019). Racism on Social Media: A Critical Review of Methodological Challenges. Critical Digital and Social Media Research Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 6– 8 March 2019.

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

Farkas, J. & Matamoros Fernandez, A. (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, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-28 October 2018.

Farkas, J. & Bastos, M. (2018a). 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, Estonia, 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.


Cornell Universitet, 2019 – To måneders forsknings-ophold.

Andre tidligere aktiviteter

Talk, Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination, Cornell University, Department of Information Science, september 2019.

Medarrangør, Workshop on threats, doxing and online harassment against media scholars and media professionals, Nordmedia, Malmö Universitet, august 2019.

Deltager, Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019, Skuespilhuset, København. juni 2019.

Deltager, Datafication, Digital Inequalities and Data Justice, Netværks-konference i København, Juni 2019.

Talk, Truslen fra desinformation i Danmark, Altinget, 3. Juni 2019.

Paneldeltager, TRAIN Conference, Örebro, April 2019.,

Deltager, Netværksmøde om risikoen for udenlandsk påvirkning af det danske folketingsvalg, Udenrigsministeriet, Marts 2019.

Forelæser. Brännpunkt Europa, Göteborg Universitet, January 2019.

Panel-debattør, Keynote by Professor Jay David BolterAugmented and Virtual Reality-enhancing our understanding of cultural heritage, Malmö University, November 2018,

Forelæser, Deep Cuts #1: Copy/Truth Fake/Original, OBRA Gallery, Malmö, November 2018.

Ordstyrer, Panel on discursive struggles in national and European media, 7th European Communication Conference (ECC), Lugano, Switzerland, October 2018.

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

Forelæser og paneldeltager, True or False? – On News Reporting in the EU Today, Centrum för Europaforskning, Gothenburg University, 12 October 2018, 13.00-15:15.

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

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

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

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

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

Forelæser og paneldeltager, TRAIN Conference, Kristinehamn, April 2018.

Ordstyrer, Panel om 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.

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

Medarrangør, Open Lecture on Racist Propaganda in the Digital Age, IT University of Copenhagen, May 2017.

Medarrangør, Conference on Digital Social Inclusion, IT University of Copenhagen, April 2017.

Medlems- og repræsentantskab

Formand for YECREA (Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association – siden oktober 2018)

Medlem af Datafication, Digital Inequalities and Data Injustice (nordisk forskningsnetværk – siden marts 2018).

Member af Udenrigsministeriets Netværk om Desinformation (siden marts 2019).

Ph.d.-repræsentant i Vejledningskollegiet, Institut for kunst, kultur og kommunikation. Malmö Universitet (marts 2018 – juni 2019)

Medlem af FSMK (Föreningen för svensk medie- och kommunikationsforskning – siden januar 2018)

YECREA repræsentant i Communication and Democracy-sektionen af ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association – august 2017 til oktober 2018)

Medlem af DECIDIS (Democracy and Citizenship in Digital Society), strategisk forskningsinitiativ på IT-Universitetet i København (2016 – 2018)


Jeg har fagfællebedømt publikationer i følgende akademiske tidsskrifter:
New Media & Society
Political Communication
First Monday


Rejselegat, 2018 – 58 000 SEK, Reidar Peters Internationaliseringsfond

Rejselegat, 2018 – 2000 SEK, Swedish Association for Media and Communication Research (FSMK

Rejselegat, 2018 – 1000 DKK, Carlsberg Foundation

Rejselegat, 2015 – 2000 DKK, IT University of Copenhagen, August 2015

Rejselegat, 2015 – 20 000 DKK, Erasmus+