Jason Micallef will be Googling who Salman Rushdie is this morning. Or Margaret Atwood, Anne Enright, Ian McEwan, Kamila Shamsie, Neil Gaiman, Eva Bonnier, Elif Shafak and Colm Tóibín.

They said they are outraged by his remarks and by his orders to his goons to remove banners calling for justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death.

But knowing what we know of Jason Micallef before someone shows him how Google works he’ll have got on the phone to order this banner removed.

Indeed silence is Mafia. And the suppression of voices that break that silence is a Mafia hit.