Disinformation watch: Populist statements that do not address the real issues
The statement by the opposition Nationalist Party’s home affairs
Repetition and negativity: propaganda tools designed to stick
The wave of disinformation in the week that immediately
Twisting tales and spinning narratives: Joseph Muscat is (kind of) back
When Joseph Muscat was prime minister, he regularly turned
Steward’s ship has sunk
The government’s agreement with Steward Healthcare is so fraught
Condemning one’s own narrative
It was ultimately more surprising that a government spokesperson
It’s not what it looks like
While members of government have become particularly adept at
Disinformation Watch: This is (not) fine
There is a timeless cartoon (meme) often used when
Disinformation Watch: Keeping Things in Check #6
On 4 October, the social media platforms Facebook, WhatsApp
Fighting disinformation, one game at a time
Readers of The Shift will have noticed that the
Disinformation watch – defiant defence
When reports emerged that on 8 September, the Parliamentary
Keeping things in check #5
The absurdities never stop, do they? From Robert Abela’s
Lethal disinformation
For disinformation to be effective, it needs to have
Extraordinary claims
Research, a word we hear so often these days.
Disinformation Watch: Calling things by their proper name
The Shift has dedicated much space to the plethora
Disinformation Watch: I’m not campaigning, you’re campaigning!
Eagle-eyed observers and those who monitor our politicians’ social
Keeping things in check #4
August is usually a slow month for most but
5 Covid-19 vaccine myths explained
Despite Malta’s successful vaccination rate against Covid-19, and the
Disinformation Watch: Fretting about the FATF
That the government was about to embark on a
Keeping things in check #3
Prime Minister Robert Abela and his “best in the
Manifesto magic
Every time Minister Carmelo Abela needs people to focus
Keeping things in check #1
Nuggets of disinformation by politicians and public figures are
Disinformation Watch: amplifying the absurd
It has been all of two weeks since the
Disinformation Watch: power loves a bad idea
In their 2021 ‘Nations in Transit’ report, Freedom House
Disinformation Watch: Destroying standards
In a move that indicates just how unwilling Anġlu
Sorry, not sorry: The political pseudo apology
On 5 April, Labour’s deputy leader, Daniel Micallef, said
Keith Schembri’s disinformation
There was already a lot to unpack in Keith
Disinformation Watch: A man of many opinions
As soon as he was appointed Minister for Justice,
Disinformation Watch: unity without accountability
On 6 February, President George Vella announced a one-day
Disinformation watch: back to basics
Having failed to silence their most vocal critic, Russian
Disinformation hit list 2020
The disinformation that accompanied the pandemic was used in

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