Outright lies are offensive. Half-truths are worse. A lie laced with just enough truth to confuse is truly deadly.
Lies are easy to call out. The half-truth is harder to discern. We are caught up by the truth in it, and use that truth to justify the greater lie. It’s sneaky.
Don’t want to get caught? Ask more questions. If someone makes a statement, draw them out further. Test their framework. This is particularly important when it comes to people in positions authority, but we can practice with anyone. Even ourselves.