The Fallacy of the Mob Appeal via The Art of Deceit

Episode #3: The Fallacy of the Mob Appeal

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On today’s episode, we discuss the Mob Appeal Fallacy, also known as the Appeal to Popularity. We cover it’s definition and characteristics, some solid real-world examples, and how to respond when you encounter one. 

This short-and-sweet episode gives you everything you need to start refuting Mob Appeals on your own, and our action step this week is a fun two-parter. 

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Some highlights from today’s episode on the Mob Appeal:

  • Characteristics of the Mob Appeal that make it so appealing
  • The many names for this particular fallacy
  • Real world examples, some obvious and others that you might never have guessed
  • Three simple strategies for responding to popularity appeals effectively

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