Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
Four out of five experts said no.
Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth'.
‘Everybody Lies’ author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on why we tell the (sometimes disturbing) truth online.
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In this episode of Speaking with, author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains why humans lie to each other, but often tell the internet the truth.
It would be great to know for sure when someone is lying and when someone is telling the truth. But no technology that purports to do so is foolproof.
'For Petrov and Boshirov the interview has very high stakes -- and throughout the interview they both appear very anxious and uncomfortable.'
Researchers analyzed troves of messages sent between matches and found that the fibs people tell are usually rational ones that serve a purpose.
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
The bullshitter may do even more damage than the liar in politics.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
People lie because it is more likely to get them what they want.
Psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
Using mind reading technologies in court could become common practice.
It's become popular among politicians to say they 'misspoke' when they are caught in a lie.
Alternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological.
fMRI brain scans are coming frighteningly close to opening a window into our thoughts.
Inflating his own grand persona is Trump's sole goal, and he doesn't care whether or not you believe him.
Researcher who has studied online news for 20 years says people fall for fake news because they don't value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible news sources.
A recent study suggested that the brain becomes accustomed to lying, making people merely puppets of their brains. That's too simple an explanation – and one that lets liars off the hook.
Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.