Johan Farkas at a research conference


Fremtidige arrangementer:

Forår 2022 (dato annonceres senere). Keynote forelæsning, ‘The Problems with Post-Truth Discourses’, The Finnish Conference for Media and Communication (Rykket fra april 2020 pga. COVID-19).


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.


Aalborg University
Department of Communication and Psychology
September 2020 – January 2021
Hosted by Associate Professor Bolette Blaagaard

Cornell University
Department of Information Science
September-October 2019
Vært: Professor Steven J. Jackson

Inviterede foredrag

‘Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, HSE University, Moskva, Rusland (digital forelæsning), 26. februar 2021.

‘We Try to Avoid Fake News’: Examining Journalistic Reflections on Fake News Coverage. International Symposium. Journalism, Media and the Normalization of (Right-Wing) Populism and Nativist Authoritarianism: Analysis of Practices and Counteracting Strategies before and during the COVID-19. Organised by Gothenburg University and Uppsala University. 5. februar 2021.

‘Disguised Propaganda, Fake News and Democracy’, Fojos Faktajouren, Linnéuniversitetet, Kalmar, Sweden. 11. november 2020.

‘Sluta jaga sanningen på bekostnad av demokratin’. Sanning, lögn och språk, Värmland läser, Karlstad, Sverige. 8. september 2020.

‘Online Disinformation and Post-Truth Discourses’. Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Kulturvidenskaber, Odense, Danmark, 30. april 2020.

‘Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Kulturdepartementet (det svenske Kulturministerium) , Stockholm, Sweden, 12. februar 2020.

‘Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Lund Universitet, Symposium on Social Information and Hybrid Power: A Strategic Platform for Political Communication, Helsingborg, Sverige, 13. december 2019.

‘Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Södertörn Universitet, School of Culture and Education. Stockholm, Sverige, 6. december 2019.

‘Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Goto10, Internetstiftelsen. Stockholm, Sverige, 5. december 2019.

’Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Temple University, Klein College of Media and Communication. Philadelphia, PA, USA, 24. oktober 2019

’Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Rutgers University, Department of Communication. New Brunswick, USA, 23. oktober 2019.

‘Disguised Propaganda, Fake News and Democracy’, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, Center on Digital Culture and Society. Philadelphia, PA, USA, 22. oktober 2019.

’Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Brown University, Watson Institute, Brown Journal of World Affairs. Providence, USA, 21. oktober 2019.

‘Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’Fordham University, McGannon Center. New York City, USA, 18. oktober 2019.

‘Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’Syracuse University, School of Information Studies. Syracuse, USA, 25. september 2019.

Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Cornell University, Department of Information Science. Ithaca, USA, 12. september 2019.

‘Truslen fra desinformation i Danmark’, Altinget. København, Danmark, 3. juni 2019.

‘Disguised propaganda on social media’. Göteborg Universitet, Brännpunkt Europa. Göteborg, Sverige, 22. januar 2019.

‘Disguised propaganda in the digital era’, Deep Cuts #1: Copy/Truth Fake/Original, OBRA Gallery. Malmö, Sverige, 19. november 2018.

‘Hitting the wall: How social media companies inhibit the struggle against political deception’, Göteborg Universitet,, Centrum för Europaforskning. Göteborg, Sverige, 12. oktober 2018.

‘Disguised Propaganda on Social Media: Addressing Democratic Dangers and Solutions’, Göteborg Universitet, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG). Göteborg, Sverige, 12. oktober 2018.

‘Fake News Literacy? Understanding the potentials and challenges of spotting, classifying and contesting ‘fake news’, TechFestival 2018. København, Danmark, 5. september 2018.

Andre aktiviteter

Bogforedrag: ’Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination’, Malmö Universitet, Malmö Universitets Bibliotek. Malmö, Sweden. oktober 2019.

50% PhD Seminar, Malmö University, Opponent: Docent Aske Kammer, Malmö, Sweden. oktober 2020.

Forelæser og paneldeltager, TRAIN Conference, Online pga. COVID-19, august 2020.

Deltager, Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2020, Online pga. COVID-19, juni 2020.

Paneldeltager, paneldebat om ‘Post-Truth, Fake News, and Democracy’ på Goto10, Stockholm, Sverige, februar 2020.

Ekspert-deltager, Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Berlin, Tyskland, november 2019.

Foredragsholder, bogforedrag + reception, Malmö Universitet, School of Arts and Communication. Malmö, Sverige, november 2019.

Deltager, Academic Information Expert Pool Meeting, Hybrid CoE – The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, To-dags seminarHelsinki, Finland, november 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.

Paneldeltager, TRAIN Conference, Örebro, April 2019.,

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

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

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

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 Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association (YECREA) – 2018-2021.

Medlem af Datafication, Digital Inequalities and Data Injustice (nordisk forskningsnetværk) – 2018-2021.

Medlem af Udenrigsministeriets Netværk om Desinformation – 2019-2021.

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

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

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

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


Jeg har fagfællebedømt publikationer i følgende akademiske tidsskrifter:
New Media & Society
Media, Culture & Society
Political Communication
Big Data & Society
Global Policy
Canadian Journal of Communication
European Journal of Communication
Journal of Contemporary European Studies
First Monday
Emotion, Space and Society
Digital Culture and Education
Nordic Journal of Media Studies


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, 2011 – 20 000 DKK, Erasmus+