Appeal to popularity

Fallacy of claiming that a proposition must be true because many or most people believe it
(Redirected from Argumentum ad populum)

An appeal to popularity, also called argumentum ad populum (Latin for "appeal to the people"), is a logical fallacy. It happens when someone tries to argue that something is right because lots of people believe in it.[1]

An example is saying "many people buy extended warranties, therefore we should buy one for our new computer".

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  1. Austin Cline. Argumentum ad Populum