Spot if people are lying in texts

  • Since humans are not so good at detecting lies, new research is attempting to change that. 

    A BYU professor Tom Meservy said he believes that lies can be detected about 54 percent of the time. 

    His team asked respondents to lie exactly half of the time while answering to questions via texts. 

    Researchers have found the composition time for the lying texts to be 10 percent more and the texts even seemed to be shorter after a little editing by the sender in attempts to make the lies foolproof. 

    Merservy said "the potential is that chat-based systems could be created to track deception in real-time."

    It is interesting to imagine the texts that would flow back and forth if humans end up learning how to detect lies. 

    Tagged as: Detecting lies, Lie detection, Lie via texts, Text messages, Technology News