Appeal to Novelty Fallacy is from the Latin argumentum ad novitatem - claiming that some idea or product is better than previous ones just because it is new. This fallacy is frequently used in marketing of new products, fashion, political advertising, and other areas. Some keywords used to describe and praise novelty are “the next new thing”, “pushing the envelope”, “new and improved”, “cutting-edge”. For example, Pepsi’s marketing campaign in the 1990s had the slogan
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How We Choose We’ve selected the top most engaging news articles on Twitter from Australian news media. The selection criteria are based on logical fallacies statistics found in the retweets and comments. Critical Concentration “Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has accused journalist Peter FitzSimons of being “very aggressive” during a passionate interview about the Indigenous Voice…” The response to this tweet contains approximately 45% of comments that look a lot like fallacious reasoning of any type fallacy finder can recognise.
Intro There are several logical fallacies detectors and finders available on the internet as an open source projects. Some of these are quite stale and some are not detectors at all. Here is the list of those available and a short description for each one with their status. Android App Logical Fallacy Detector App is available in the Android Play Store: Logical Fallacy Detector App The screenshots and detailed description are available on Logical Fallacy Detector App.
How We Select Top Tweets We’ve selected the top most engaging news articles on Twitter from Australian news media. The selection criteria are based on logical fallacies statistics detected in the retweets and comments to original news tweet. Critical Concentration “Just another day in the office. Video coming soon…” The response contains approximately 48% of comments that look a lot like fallacious reasoning of any type our detector can recognise. Spread between reasoning type groups:
Definition Ad Populum is a Latin word that means “Appeal to Majority” or “Appeal to Popular Belief”. Sometimes it’s also called “Bandwagon Fallacy” The appeal to the majority is simply saying that since most people think or believe a certain way, that that way must be correct. Logically, it is a form of a red herring, in that it is irrelevant how many people believe a certain position. Truth exists outside of popular consent.