Issue No. 04 - July/August (2010 vol. 12)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2010.112
Keith W. Miller , University of Illinois at Springfield
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.
Internet, Tellurium, Government, NIST, Humans, HTML,computer-mediated communication, Information technology, ethics, truth bias
Keith W. Miller, "Lies—Damn Lies—and the Internet", IT Professional, vol. 12, no. , pp. 10-11, July/August 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.112