Dr. Johan Farkas, Malmö University, Sweden
Hosted by Dr. Andrew Illiadis
Sponsored by the Swedish Reidar Peters Internationalization Fund
About the book
Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood delivers a sobering diagnosis of our times. It maps contemporary discourses on truth and democracy, foregrounds their normative foundations and connects these to historical changes within liberal democracies. The book will be of interest to students and scholars studying the current state and future of democracy, as well as to a politically informed readership. For more information visit: www.routledge.com
About the speaker
Johan Farkas is a Ph.D. Fellow in Media and Communication Studies at Malmö University, Sweden. His research engages with the intersection of digital media platforms, disinformation, politics, journalism and democracy. Farkas has published on these topics in international journals such as New Media & Society, Social Media + Society and Critical Discourse Studies. In September 2019, his debut book, Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood (with Jannick Schou) was published by Routledge. The book presents a detailed analysis of contemporary discourses of fake news and post-truth, offering both a trenchant critique and call for more inclusive forms of democracy. Farkas is currently Chair of the Young Scholars Network of the European Communication Research and Education Association (YECREA). Visit johanfarkas.com
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