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How technology makes it easier to get caught in a lie




An illustration of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page.
An illustration of an Apple iPhone displaying the Facebook app's splash screen in front of the login page.
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When's the last time you told a lie?

Was it in a text message — "on my way!" — or was it a little fudging on your LinkedIn profile. Or maybe it was your last Facebook post. If you can't remember, you might be shocked to learn the answer because it's probably more recent than you think, thanks to technology.

Megan Garber is a writer for the Atlantic and she's been looking into this issue.