Never A Truer Word: Lie Detector, Truth Detector
The bio on my social channels reads “Lie Detector, Truth Detector”. Big words, but can I back it up?
Here on Substack, on YouTube and on podcasts, I use a system called Truthful Detection to analyse the words people use to see if I can work out if they’re lying, honest or being deceptive.
Let’s look at the hits..
When 2-year-old Navaeh Allen went missing, her mother spoke to local TV. I said the mother’s words concerned me and she knew more about what had happened to her daughter than she was saying. Shortly afterwards, she was charged with her murder.
I looked at an online spat between two UK celebrities that was due to go to court and noted of Rebekah Vardy: “There is only a very qualified denial. The deflection and logic displayed is weak, if this is the best she can offer while being truthful, we have to ask why”. Vardy lost the court case.
In sport, a Formula 1 team boss gave what looked like a firm denial that his team had broken the rules. Except, when you analysed his words, he didn’t say that and a few weeks later it was revealed his team had broken the rules.
Truth detecting is just as important as lie detecting. With a bit of analysis, it’s clear to see the innocent people caught in the headlines.
A reader spotted two parents of a missing boy giving an interview to TV. They asked if the parents were lying or being honest. I said, “this appears to be truthful”. Shortly afterwards, their son was found, and a man arrested.
Here’s a woman telling the story of how she was viciously attacked. I analysed her words and found them truthful. The next day, a man was arrested in connection with the incident.
Megan Thee Stallion spoke about the night Tory Lanez shot her. I said, “Was Megan shot at by Tory Lanez? Yes”. Months later he was found guilty of the crime.
During the Idaho homicides investigation, a neighbour of the victims gave a few interviews and generated online heat for appearing “dodgy”. My analysis of his words concluded he may be strange, but not a mass murderer.
Also around the story of the Idaho Four murders, the taxi driver who took the victims home gave an anonymous interview, which got some people asking questions. I concluded he wasn’t hiding any guilty knowledge.
Subsequent events around the Idaho murders show that both men were fully innocent.
Do you need a lie detector?
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