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
Disinformation Watch: A smile a day keeps the virus away
The year 2020 is, in some form or another,
Still keeping the public out
With the signing of the agreement between the Lands
Best and worst practices
Hours following the publication of the European Commission’s first
Damaging trust, causing harm
On 1 September the Commissioner for Standards in Public
To be or not to be… under suspicion
Former prime minister Joseph Muscat is going to great
Data for dirty tricks
We were doing so well. When Malta first introduced
Stock replies bingo 
When former prime minister Joseph Muscat was asked to
Government boasts of ‘biggest fuel price fall ever recorded’ despite EU disparity
The government was quick to promote its new measure
Whitewashing reputations
Let nobody say that former prime minister Joseph Muscat
Joseph Muscat’s resignation letter: deny, divert and discredit
What links a disgraced former Prime Minister’s resignation letter
Wash, rinse, repeat
When The Shift started monitoring government disinformation tactics in
The migration issue: the complexities left out of Bartolo’s pie charts
Days after the closure of Malta’s ports resulted in
Coronavirus: understanding fact from fiction
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) together with a number
Disinformation: consolation and catastrophe during coronavirus
As COVID-19 headlines continue to dominate news cycles, pro-Kremlin
The ugly behind the pretty: How disinformation is thriving on Instagram
The creation and spread of false or deliberately misleading
Disinformation Watch #32: Trump and Muscat’s playbook – ‘get out of jail free’
Populist strongmen use the same disinformation tactics wherever they
Disinformation Watch #31: On calls for votes for those who ‘love the country’
For anyone “to come here and give the impression
Disinformation Watch #30: Corruption is no ‘perception’
Malta has seen the sharpest decline in its Corruption