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
Creating narratives with populist slogans
We used to think “waves are in the sea”
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
Disinformation Watch: I’m not campaigning, you’re campaigning!
Eagle-eyed observers and those who monitor our politicians’ social
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

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