Falsehoods & Distortions

appeal to anonymous authority - insisting something is true because an unnamed expert, study, or generalized group (like 'scientists') say it's true.

In the examples shown, the anonymous authority appears in quotes.


09:56: appeal to anonymous authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an unnamed expert, study, or generalized group (like 'scientists') say it's true.
: There are "those that say" you can test too much, without identifying who those people are that say that.

1:00:57: appeal to anonymous authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an unnamed expert, study, or generalized group (like 'scientists') say it's true.
: "The biggest analysts" are saying the market's fate rests entirely with Trump, while not identifying who any of those analysts are.[16]

12:55: appeal to anonymous authoritysee definition - insisting something is true because an unnamed expert, study, or generalized group (like 'scientists') say it's true.
: "The heads of many countries" have praised Trump's COVID response, while not identifying who any of these world leaders are.