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#1 Posted : Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:53:30 AM(UTC)
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The CIA's latest "Molly Hale" story is about the topic of lie detectors. It makes false and misleading claims about polygraph testing in response to a public inquiry:


I've written a commentary in response titled "CIA's 'Molly Hale' Lies About Lie Detectors" that will be of interest to prospective CIA applicants:

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#2 Posted : Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:17:41 PM(UTC)

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I'm glad to see Molly is wearing a mask :) But it looks like she is only wearing one!!! And where is the face shield????

Not sure if that counts as "false and misleading" but certainly it is a very rosy picture. I remember one job posting I saw for a polygraph examiner where the "desired qualifications" included stuff like "experience in eliciting confessions" and stuff like that. And when "Molly" says that the polygraph isn't a tool to "psych out" potential 'officers' well I guess that depends on what your definition of 'is' is.
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rebels8 on 3/5/2021(UTC)
#3 Posted : Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:11:33 PM(UTC)

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"I’m here to tell you that the actual polygraph is far less intimidating than your mind might make it out to be."

Ha. I know everyone's experience is going to be unique, but mine somehow managed to be *more* intimidating than I made it out to be.
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