Are people lying more since the rise of social media and smartphones?


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 through some other communication medium.

A seminal 2004 study was among the first to investigate the connection between deception rates and technology. Since then, the ways we communicate have shifted — fewer phone calls and more social media messaging, for example – and I wanted to see how well earlier results held up.

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