Does Facebook Make Us More Honest?

It’s easy to create a fake persona on Facebook, but is the social network actually making people more honest? With so much personal data on the site, a new study from Great Britain argues that more people are upfront about their lives, as it’s easier for friends to see through lies. Of the 2,000 Facebook users surveyed, 36 percent said they tell fewer lies since joining the site.

Other interesting statistics from the study, conducted by OnePoll:

  • 53 percent of those surveyed think lies are more easily discovered because of Facebook.
  • 60 percent feel Facebook has replaced tangible photo albums.
  • 51 percent are extra careful of what they post to Facebook and Twitter to avoid misunderstandings.
  • 48 percent think social networks can help new relationships.
  • 52 percent wish they could go back to a time before Facebook.
  • 60 percent use social media instead of diaries.
  • 34 percent hide their Facebook login from partners, relatives, and friends to hide lies.

Readers: How often do you lie on Facebook?

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