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21 November 2011

People lie more in e-mails

New research suggests that people are more likely to lie to strangers when they're communicating via e-mail or instant messages than when they are talking face-to-face.

New research suggests that people are more likely to lie to strangers when they're communicating via e-mail or instant messages than when they are talking face-to-face.

The participants introduced themselves to each other and researchers recorded their conversations. Then the researchers asked the participants to look at transcripts and note when they lied.

 
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