(Proverbs 12:17 KJV) He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
Part of “truth” (530) involves “righteousness” (right NASB) (6664). The world uses the word truth but they have deleted the meaning. For them truth means whatever advances their agenda. For the believer truth is not negotiable or adjustable. One truth may be the same for all but does not fit all. It is what it is even if we don’t like it. This is righteousness and holiness. We are to call a club a club, not a “puppy feet”.
It is possible to say something that is a fact but say it in such a way as to be a “false” (8267) “witness” (5707). My personal definition of a lie is “communication with intent to deceive.” I don’t know that it is in the dictionary that way. You can lie by saying nothing when something is required for truth. You can lie by only telling half of the truth when the whole truth is needed.
We are to speak what is righteous.
So? Be a righteous communicator. Remember that your line is tapped by the Holy Spirit. All calls are recorded for quality control.