Keeping things in check #1
Nuggets of disinformation by politicians and public figures are
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
Disinformation Watch: unity without accountability
On 6 February, President George Vella announced a one-day
‘Women journalists in Malta have to go against partisan politics, misogyny and societal boundaries’
Verbal abuse against women journalists has become legitimised through
Data for dirty tricks
We were doing so well. When Malta first introduced
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
Our favourite stories of 2018
During 2018, The Shift News conducted a number of
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 #24: Burying the truth on Egrant
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in Court on Friday
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 #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
Disinformation Watch #9: Burying a controversy – Government covers up EU investigation
The investigation by the European Union’s banking regulator (EBA)
Disinformation Watch #5: Government surplus, information deficit
It has become impossible to talk about the economy
Disinformation Watch #4: ‘traitors’ and ‘enemies of the state’
In a disinformation strategy as old as populism itself,