This guide links to websites touching on media accuracy, media bias, disinformation, and algorithmic control of information. Also provides links to Pew Research, Ad Fontes Media, as well as fact checking and news literacy websites.
Covers: Missing the point, Post hoc (false cause), Slippery slope, Weak analogy, Appeal to authority, Ad populum, Ad hominem and tu quoque, Appeal to pity, Appeal to ignorance, Straw man, Red herring, False dichotomy, Begging the question, and Equivocation.
This is a systematic and concise introduction to more than forty fallacies, from anthropomorphism and argumentum ad baculum, to reductionism and the slippery slope argument. With helpful definitions, relevant examples, and thought-provoking exercises, the author guides the reader through the realms of fallacious reasoning and deceptive rhetoric.
Twelve fallacies outlined: Slippery Slope, Hasty Generalization, Post hoc ergo propter hoc, Genetic Fallacy, Begging the Claim, Circular Argument, Either/or, Ad hominem, Ad populem / Bandwagon Appeal, Red Herring, Straw Man, and Moral Equivalence.