Virtually all data presented today is biased towards the presenter’s agenda.
This bias manifests in selective data, convenient data contexts, opinion masquerading as data and narrative delivered as objective fact.
Which is a major problem when you need to make a decision based on that data.
Helping people make good decisions is the central thrust of ethical influence, and biased data does not qualify as ethical influence in my book.
While the intent may be pure, the method is anything but.
Because if people agree with the agenda of the presenter, they are doing so with incomplete information, and that is certainly not the way I wish to be influenced. I want to be helped to make a the right decision, but I will not be hoodwinked into it.
What do you think?
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