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
Disinformation Watch #29: The worst score is ‘the best score’ for democracy
Malta registered its second worst Democracy Score yet, the
Disinformation Watch #28: ‘You’re right, maybe you’re right, but it’s not our fault’
The Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, a body of
Disinformation #27: Manipulation of the NAO report on the power station deal
The National Audit Office (NAO) on Wednesday published its
Disinformation Watch #26: Toxic tactics on 17 Black
The government’s assault on information intensified last week, as
Disinformation Watch #25: Going for broke – 17 Black
Reacting to news revealing the mysterious owner of Dubai
Disinformation Watch #25: On ‘false evidence’ and discrediting an inquiry
In his weekly column in newspaper Illum, Malta Today
Disinformation Watch #24: Burying the truth on Egrant
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in Court on Friday
Disinformation Watch #23: On dirty political tricks that make headlines
The government undermines civil society by directly suppressing freedom
Disinformation Watch #22: Chris Cardona gets his knickers in a twist
Last week’s revelations involving Economy Minister Chris Cardona triggered
Disinformation Watch #21: On a public inquiry into a journalist’s death
On 9 August, Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family called for
Disinformation Watch #20: Joseph Muscat at the UN
Last week, Joseph Muscat delivered his annual speech to
Disinformation Watch #19: Unfreedom of expression
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said “I will not allow
Disinformation Watch #18: Freedom, justice and Owen Bonnici’s empty words
Following Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen
Disinformation Watch #17: Crime, corruption and Edward Scicluna’s fantasies
Finance Minister Edward Scicluna is under fire for his
Disinformation Watch #16: The Rule of Law – a fascist reinterpretation
The rule of law is one of those concepts
Disinformation Watch #15: The government’s assault on civil society
In a society as divided as Malta’s, civil society
Disinformation Watch #14: Dehumanisation – the ugliest weapon
During the Holocaust, Nazis called Jews and Roma ‘rats’
Disinformation Watch #13: Astroturfing – manufacturing political support
Claims that a pro-government network of online trolls manufacture
Disinformation Watch #12: The government’s use of false statistics
The Maltese government’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts published
Disinformation Watch #11: A guide to the government’s main disinformation techniques
As the government intensifies its disinformation campaign in light