Johan Farkas is a PhD Fellow at Malmö University in Media and Communication Studies. His thesis examines journalistic practices of covering online disinformation during democratic elections. Farkas has published in international journals such as New Media & Society, Social Media + Society and Critical Discourse Studies. 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).