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Before You Argue On The Internet, Stop And Hear This Dude Give You A Few Good Pointers

The Internet has been wonderful for a lot of things. Connecting people across geographic boundaries? Check. Containing the widest and deepest store of information ever before assembled in the history of humanity? Check. Binging on "Game of Thrones"? Check. Clear-headed and productive arguments? Not so much. Well, the best way to change that is to start naming and shaming the arguments that go off the rails. The following isn’t a comprehensive list of the types of logical fallacies you’re likely to encounter on the Internet, but it’s a pretty good start.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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