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A man picks up a magnifying glass, circa 1948.
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Untruths, lies and how to tell the difference

"Lie" has always been a "nitroglycerine type term," but it's being used more often now, Jeff Greenfield says. Kathleen Hall Jamieson says "I worry about the casual use of the word lie" when "we clearly don't know that it was deliberate."

Untruths, lies and how to tell the difference

"Lie" has always been a "nitroglycerine type term," but it's being used more often now, Jeff Greenfield says. Kathleen Hall Jamieson says "I worry about the casual use of the word lie" when "we clearly don't know that it was deliberate."