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Issue No.04 - July/August (2010 vol.12)
pp: 10-11
Keith W. Miller , University of Illinois at Springfield
ABSTRACT
A symposium paper's results show that even with a strong warning about possible deceptions, people erred on the side of trusting those sending them information. Why? Is this another strange psychological effect of computer-mediated communications? No, but this "truth bias" is ethically important for IT professionals.
INDEX TERMS
Internet, Tellurium, Government, NIST, Humans, HTML,computer-mediated communication, Information technology, ethics, truth bias
CITATION
Keith W. Miller, "Lies—Damn Lies—and the Internet", IT Professional, vol.12, no. 4, pp. 10-11, July/August 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.112
REFERENCES
1. M. Woodworth et al., "Suspicion in Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication: Preliminary Results," Proc. Credibility Assessment and Information Quality in Government and Business Symp., 43rd Hawaii Int'l Conf. System Sciences (HICSS 10), 2010, www.hicss.hawaii.edu/ReportsFullProceedings.pdf .
2. A. Vrij, Detecting Lies and Deceit: The Psychology of Lying and Implications for Profession Practice, Wiley & Sons, 2000.
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