gl. mr. (r.) dr. Adriean PÂRLOG
Abstract. In the beginning of 2020, when the Corona virus crisis took shape, inaccurate information and information dominated by a strong manipulative component were abundant and probably assumed, if not knowingly, at least naively by government structures, academia, NGOs and individuals. In addition to experts and leaders of national political relevance, other communicators, dominated by the idea of underlining and ideological touches convenient to their professional and political projects, were involved in strategic communication processes, offering subjective and sometimes false arguments about the risks involved confronts their countries in the fight against COVID-19. The multitude of confused and sometimes false information has primarily contributed to eroding confidence in public health leaders followed by diminishing the effectiveness of government efforts to counter the pandemy.