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
Disinformation Watch: Calling things by their proper name
The Shift has dedicated much space to the plethora
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
UN: disinformation thrives where investigative journalism is constrained
States’ response to combating disinformation has been “problematic, inadequate,
Abusing the bereaved
Glenn Bedingfield, in his latest parliamentary streak of callousness,
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 #2
We at The Shift were not exaggerating when we
Disinformation Watch: amplifying the absurd
It has been all of two weeks since the
Reporters Without Borders files lawsuit accusing Facebook of ‘deceptive commercial practices’
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has taken legal action against
Keith Schembri’s disinformation
There was already a lot to unpack in Keith
New familiar patterns
The timing of the Conference for National Unity, held
How state broadcaster, party-owned media shape Malta’s COVID-19 narrative
Malta’s unique media landscape has equipped the government with
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
The wrong of rudeness: Mercieca’s meanness
Simon Mercieca, University history lecturer, publicly accused Matthew Caruana
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
Věra Jourová stresses importance of journalism amid COVID-19 ‘infodemic’
The unprecedented “infodemic” that emerged during the pandemic has
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
Keith Schembri has a fake newspaper
We each respond to a raging pandemic in our
Keeping our eyes on the ball: human rights in the time of COVID-19
Guest op-ed from IFEX Executive Director, Annie Game. For
Twitter removes 20,000 fake accounts linked to government propaganda
On the 2 April, Twitter announced via one of