Lying Then and Now: The New Rules of Deception and Trust

Jeffrey Hancock
Jeffrey Hancock
Stanford University

Jeffrey Hancock is a Professor of Communications at Stanford University. He was the Chair of the Information Science Department, and the co-Director of Cognitive Science at Cornell University. He is interested in social interactions mediated by information and communication technology, with an emphasis on how people produce and understand language in these contexts. His TED Talk on deception has been seen over 1 million times and he has been featured as a guest on CBS This Morning for his expertise on social media.

Overview

How To Know If Someone Is Lying Online

Let’s face it: people lie. We lie to each other and to ourselves. Certainly politicians on both sides of the aisle simply seem far less truthful these days. How is the rewiring of communication in the digital revolution changing how we lie? How can we trust that online review, or that text message about someone being on their way?
In this talk we’ll go over the state-of-the-art in deception detection research on how to spot a liar online, explore some new forms of deception, and examine how different technologies affect both how we lie and how we trust online. The talk reveals several key principles that can guide how we can think about deception and truth – and why people have been lying for literally thousands of years.

Learn More About The History Of Lying

Learn more about our history of lying by checking out other great videos at OneDayU, including ‘The Psychology of Money, ‘Famous American Symbols & Their History& ‘Visual Awareness & Selective Attention’ all on-demand now.

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