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
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