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Stats of our lives: Fibs of our fingers

You're nearly twice as likely to lie to someone in a text message than over video chat — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

83Percent of people who lied via text message during a mock stock transaction in a University of British Columba role-playing study

64Percent of people who lied in face-to-face chats

43Percent of people who lied over video chat, suggesting that people are less likely to lie when they worry they're being scrutinized and recorded

Sources: MSNBC, UBC