Category: Social media

14 Apr 2021

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that Minister Carmelo Abela misused public funds when he commissioned a full-page newspaper advertisement featuring a prominent photo of himself. The advert was published in most Sunday papers on 18 October 2020, and it was evidently a form of self-promotion since it contained minimal information. The…

07 May 2020

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has found that it is widespread practice for ministers to use public resources in the generation of content for their personal pages in Facebook and other social media. The Commissioner has concluded that this is an abuse since the ministers in question are using public resources to raise…

03 Dec 2019
Facebook login screen on a smartphone

Dr George Hyzler, Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, has concluded that the use of public resources to maintain a minister’s personal Facebook page or to produce material for that page represents an abuse. This applies equally to the use of public funds for such purposes and to the assignment of such work to government…