Perceptions and Truth

Social media has revolutionized how we communicate, build communities, share opinions, and mobilize action. At the same time, we are all aware of its potential for factually incorrect information or fake news. UConn like other great research universities is founded on a core value of pursuit of truth. In the interest of truth and transparency, UConn created this page to correct widely-circulating misinformation on social media. From time to time, when we see something that isn’t accurate gaining traction, the university will post the misleading statement here along with as much relevant factual information as is permissible to share so that you can form informed opinions, critiques, and proposals for ways in which we can improve.