Question: Is lying about age online a crime?

While its not illegal, lying about your age does violate the Terms of Service agreement users must agree to when they sign up. And when parents help kids lie online, theyre setting a poor example about good digital behavior.

Can you get in trouble if someone lies about their age?

Minors who lie about their ages (in regards to sexual encounters specifically) have nothing to fear in regards to the law, which means older parties are the only ones who have to worry about criminal charges resulting from statutory rape scenarios.

Is it illegal to lie about underage?

No. Statutory rape laws do not depend on you knowing the age of the person. Its illegal even if you had no way of knowing she/he was underage.

What is a false statement called?

A false statement is a statement that is not true. Although the word fallacy is sometimes used as a synonym for false statement, that is not how the word is used in philosophy, mathematics, logic and most formal contexts. A lie is a statement that is known to be untrue and is used to mislead.

What is a black lie?

In everyday life, people sometimes tell “black lies”, and sometimes “white lies”. However, a large difference exists between black lies and white lies: With black lies, the deceiver tries to gain something at the cost of the deceived. In other words, the deceiver exploits the deceived out of self-interest.

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