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Researcher says we are more truthful online than offline, which makes sense when you consider why: because the internet has a long memory, increasing the odds of getting caught.

“Cornell University psychologist Jeffrey Hancock […] says that people are often more truthful in digital media than they are in other modes of communication. His research has found that we are more honest over email than over the phone, and less prone to lie on digital résumés than on paper ones. The Internet, after all, has a long memory; what it offers to would-be deceivers in the way of increased opportunity is apparently offset, over the long run, by the increased odds of getting caught.”

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