April 22, 2024
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Are people lying more since the rise of social media and smartphones?

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Some forms of technology seem to facilitate lying more than others.solitude72/iStock via Getty Images David Markowitz, University of Oregon Technology has given people more ways to connect, but has it also given them more opportunities to lie? You might text your friend a white lie to get out of going to dinner, exaggerate your height on a dating profile to appear more attractive or invent an excuse to your boss over email to save face. Social psychologists and communication scholars have long wondered not just who lies the most, but where people tend to lie the most – that is, in person or th…

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