Because we are so surrounded by white lies, harmless fibs, stretching of truths and partial selections of facts, we may have come to accept particular kinds of lies. Perhaps, we even expect people to lie to us in particular situations? But is lying acceptable? Is there a difference between the half-truth, an entertaining urban myth, a harmful rumour, and a cunning hoax? And when it comes to acceptable lying, does the end justify the means?
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