Twitter is a great place to “cherry pick” from, as well as to employ the “biased sample” fallacy. See the following video to see how these fallacies are used to manipulate the masses, to justify a malicious course of action, and to claim somebody or some group is a victim, when in reality they are not.
“Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position while ignoring a significant portion of related cases or data that may contradict that position. It is a kind of fallacy of selective attention, the most common example of which is the confirmation bias. Cherry picking may be committed intentionally or unintentionally. This fallacy is a major problem in public debate” ~Wikipedia
Biased Sample Fallacy: “Drawing a conclusion about a population based on a sample that is biased, or chosen in order to make it appear the population on average is different than it actually is.” ~Logically Fallacious
Another insight I gleaned from the following video is that Twitter by its very design is quite chaotic, and chaos like this, here and elsewhere, is being used to tear down our culture’s current hierarchies of meaning, with the end goal of replacing them with a “new order“—take that however you wish. This form of chaos creates a fragmented society, and attracts pathological types who rise up as mini tyrants and warlords, to create mini tyrannies.
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