Is it ethical to compel someone to confess against their will if it leads to the truth?

Nope.
Here’s why.
The way that Black Mirror demonstrates the ability of a higher entity, such as the government, to discover technology that can ultimately lead to a confession, truly rattles me. I believe it’s very unethical to usher a confession from someone under any circumstance. This person committed murder under a very strange circumstance and these people essentially break him to the point of confessing his crimes, while preserving his sanity and allowing him to tell the entire story.

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