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Study of trust of government handling of Covid-19 in India and USA and disinformation tactics used by the government

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Abstract

This research aims to find out the status of trust the people of the world's two prominent democracies – The United States of America, known worldwide as the most powerful democracy, and the Republic of India, known as the World’s Largest Democracy in the handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, that has gripped the entire world by storm. Also, the second objective of this study is to find out if the population of the two nations believe that their governments have actively used disinformation tactics – once thought to be used only by a despot or autocratic governments, on its populace to control the COVID-19 panic and hysteria surrounding it. This study also aims to understand the relationship between trust and disinformation, if any. The study aims to fulfill its objective via individual responses. The survey was conducted via Google Forms and was floated via social media apps like Face book, Linked In, Whatsapp, Instagram, and popular chat sites such as Omegle and Reddit.

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Mita Mehta, Pankaj Sharma. Study of trust of government handling of Covid-19 in India and USA and disinformation tactics used by the government. Cardiometry; Issue 22; May 2022; p.323-334; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.22.323334; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no22-may-2022/study_trust_government

Ключевые слова

Coronavirus,  COVID-19,  disinformation,  India,  Trust
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