Propaganda Techniques

appeal to ignorance - suggesting that something is true simply because it hasn’t yet been proven false, or that something is false simply because it hasn’t yet been proven true.

The word "ignorance" here stands for a lack of evidence to the contrary. 

In debates, appealing to ignorance is often used to shift the burden of proof onto an opponent. But the burden of proof should always be on the person making the unusual or improbable claim.


35:44: appeal to ignorancesee definition - suggesting that something is true simply because it hasn’t yet been proven false, or that something is false simply because it hasn’t yet been proven true.
: Trump suggests that the many unproven allegations he's made against Biden must be true, unless Biden proves them to be false.[10]

03:05: appeal to ignorancesee definition - suggesting that something is true simply because it hasn’t yet been proven false, or that something is false simply because it hasn’t yet been proven true.
: Schlapp suggests the idea of conflicts of interests may be true, because Mueller hasn't yet proven them to be false.

25:12: appeal to ignorancesee definition - suggesting that something is true simply because it hasn’t yet been proven false, or that something is false simply because it hasn’t yet been proven true.
: Clinton proclaims that her votes couldn't have been influenced by donations, because it hasn't been proven that they were influenced by donations.