Imagine you are seeking information on a new car that you are thinking of buying. Determine the level of trust that you would place in information provided by the following: a salesman at the car lot, the dealerâ€™s Website, social media (such as Facebook), an associate from work, and finally a close friend. What are the key factors involved in assessing the amount of trust that you put into each?
Next, if you were in a position to persuade another person, explain whether or not you would slant information in such a way as to make your point seem more credible if you sincerely believed that your position was correct. What are the primary ethical dilemmas that this scenario could cause for both you and the person whom you are trying to persuade?