Let’s start this week doing something fun, and by fun I mean taking a close look at advertisements and what message they are trying to sell us. Here is what I want you to do:
Find an advertisement that contains one of the 5 fallacies listed below. Describe the ad, identify the fallacy being used, and then explain why you believe that the advertisers have used that fallacy. Also, make sure to include a link to a video or post a picture of the ad.
Here is the list of fallacies for this topic:
- false authority
- ad hominem
- appeal to ignorance
If you want to get really creative (and have a good laugh), find an ad from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s or 1980s!