Can storytelling rescue us from disinformation?

Yale News
Clockwise from left: Clark Burnett ’19, Ken Burns, Thomas Allen Harris, Sarah Burns ’04

When told well, stories provide people a way to relate, forge connections, and convey culture and values that unite communities. But stories can also be used to promote bias, distort perceptions, and shape false realities. With the advent of digital media and social platforms, stories — including false and dubious ones — reach millions of people at the click of a button. This has led to what some observers call “an information crisis” and to unprecedented cultural divides over science, shared values, and the truth itself. Read More