9 October 2020 - 15 October 2020
How We Choose
We’ve selected for you the most engaging news (tweets) from Australian news agencies.
How did we understand them being the most engaging? That’s simple. Those that have comments with logical fallacies of a particular kind. For example, if a comment contains Ad Hominem, we consider this tweet a bit triggering, or if it contains False Dilemma, then it’s probably a Food for Thought. You see the idea. So we prepared a couple of pieces of news for each group: “Triggering”, “Food for Thoughts” and “Team, Status Quo, and Better Life”.
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In this nomination during last week, the two most prominent tweets were
Ok. When people call each other names, including leftist, racist, use identity politics, we can consider this namecalling. Unfortunately, these kinds of personal attacks do happen a lot.
OPINION: The Victorian government has failed the state but so have many individuals. Multiculturalism has weakened it, leaving it more likely to get smashed by a pandemic and the evidence is now undeniable. https://t.co/NIHc3gZnVI— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) October 14, 2020
What happened when the ABC met two of the men charged over a plot to kidnap Michigan's Governor https://t.co/2LbXCjYTYH— ABC News (@abcnews) October 10, 2020
Food for Thoughts
Inspiring in comments something that looks really like
I this category last week, the two most worth reading tweets were
Food for Thoughts 1
Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory was marred by interference from the Russian government.
Casuation or correlation… Conspiracy theories or False Dilemma… It was 4 years ago and still actual.
Donald Trump's 2016 election victory was marred by interference from the Russian government — but this time around, Moscow won't be the only foreign actor expected to stir up trouble. Researcher @ColinPClarke tells @bevvo14 who the other players are. #TheWorld pic.twitter.com/5BBnudpmP7— ABC News (@abcnews) October 13, 2020
Food for Thoughts 2
“The truth about COVID-19”: How anti-Beijing activists are spreading coronavirus conspiracies.
Do you remember how it’s started? What was the role WHO played in early stages?
Current COVID-19 statistics in Australia - 15 October 2020. Data From health.gov.au
- Total cases in: 27,362
- Recovered: 24,909
- Deaths: 904
'The truth about COVID-19': How anti-Beijing activists are spreading coronavirus conspiracies https://t.co/JvRzCXe24f— ABC News (@abcnews) October 9, 2020
Team and Status Quo
Inspiring readers for some arguments that look like contain these logical fallacies
- Appeal to Popularity
- Hasty Generalization
- Appeal to Tradition
- Appeal to Authority or
- Slippery Slope.
I this class during last week two the most prominent pieces of news were
A Better life for everyone 1
“The current restrictions are unnecessary, disproportionate and must be lifted….”
Yes, Victorians, especially Melbournians, are really tired of this lockdown with extensions. Businesses are under water. People expect some certainty.
'The current restrictions are unnecessary, disproportionate and must be lifted. The response to the virus will cause more deaths and result in far more negative health effects than the virus itself' https://t.co/BfaMRsI8tV— The Age (@theage) October 10, 2020
A Better life for everyone 2
Kevin Rudd calling for a royal commission into the diversity of Australian news media - already got over 140,000 signatures.
Discussion shows many people want it.
By Monday night, a petition launched by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd calling for a royal commission into the diversity of Australian news media had racked up over 140,000 signatures. @TheFeedSBS https://t.co/6BVJrTJHe9— SBS News (@SBSNews) October 12, 2020
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