Book Reception: Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood

Reception for the new book, “Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: Mapping the Politics of Falsehood” (2nd Edition), written by Johan Farkas (Department of Communication, UCPH) and Jannick Schou, published by Routledge.

Johan Farkas will give a lecture followed by a panel discussion with Professor Steen Steensen (OlsoMet), Professor Bente Kalsnes (Kristiania University College), and Jannick Schou (co-author).

The event is organized by the project ‘Tell Me the Truth (TMT): Fact-checkers in an Age of Epistemic Instability,’ funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

About the book

The new edition of Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy offers an updated overview and critical discussion of contemporary discourses around truth, misinformation, and democracy, while also mapping cutting-edge scholarship. Through in-depth analyses of news articles, commentaries, academic publications, policy briefs, and political speeches, the book engages with the underlying normative ideas that shape how fake news is being addressed across the globe. Doing so provides an innovative, critical contribution to contemporary debates on democracy, post-truth, and politics.

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