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The half-truth, the primary focus of this text, is a deceptive statement containing elements of truth but also excludes pivotal details, resulting in a skewed or misleading understanding of reality. This phenomenon is prevalent in many aspects of human communication, including politics where it’s strategically used to evade allegations of dishonesty. Within the context of meme theory, a half-truth can aid in the dissemination of ideas, although it may lead to incorrect assumptions. A variant of half-truth, selective truth, involves the practice of disclosing portions of the truth which, while truthful, fails to depict the entire truth. This concept brings forth ethical and moral debates about deceit and falsehood. The text goes on to examine various viewpoints on half-truths and their consequences, as reflected in different cultural proverbs and quotes.

Half-truth (Wikipedia)

A half-truth is a deceptive statement that includes some element of truth. The statement might be partly true, the statement may be totally true, but only part of the whole truth, or it may use some deceptive element, such as improper punctuation, or double meaning, especially if the intent is to deceive, evade, blame or misrepresent the truth.

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