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I've often made snarky comments to friends about their facebook logic. But after being more active on the social media website, I've realized that it isn't just a snarky comment.
I don't disable comment by anyone. I let it all flow, from whatever source. And I'm sickened by how stupid my social network is.
Grammatical errors, spelling errors, and social errors aside, the amount of logical ineptitude is staggering.
I haven't seen more than a handful of "argument" posts that don't commit fallacies. I'm not a hardcore facebook fanatic, but I browse it a couple times a day for ten minutes or so. The majority of arguments, which are usually political, are fallacious. It's not just from a single person or handful of people either. It's from many different acquaintances. I can point to the fallacy directly, without any room for doubt. It's clear cut, plain as day, absolutely fallacious, 90% of the time.
I can't be the only person who's experiencing this. Is anyone else in the same boat?
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