Do People Lie More On the Internet?

In 1996, University of Virginia psychologist Bella M. DePaulo published a landmark study on lying that revealed an ugly truth about humans: Everyone fibs left and right. DePaulo asked participants keep a daily dairy and jot down who they spoke to, what they said and whether they were telling the truth or lying, even during the most casual interactions. The results? People dropped an average of two lies every day. Since the DePaulo study, many of our day-to-day interactions have moved online...Full Story
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