A Fallacy is a “misleading argument or belief based on a falsehood” (Vocabulary.com). An example of a common everyday fallacy is idea of social media. People think that at the end of the day, to sit back and relax and take out your phone and is social media is a good way to relieve stress. But according to researchers, it has a major impact on mental and emotional effects of your wellbeing. Obviously, by sitting on social media, it is not going to cause you any crazy sort of damage, it does infect effect the way that you think. Many adults spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours on their phones a day, which is not including the younger ages and teens. When goes on your phone and using the social media apps, your mind is being trained into thinking the way that the media wants it to think. When scrolling through Instagram or reading through tweets, you are building habits of how your mind processes the information it is given. The more time that people spend on the apps and looking through social media, the more likely that are to fall for the traps of false information. For example, the current situation within the world that everyone is aware of it the pandemic. People think they by going on the apps and seeing what others have to say that it is necessarily true and that that should be their own source of intel to the news. The media can we warped by anyone and everyone and be made into what people want you to know. 

Works Cited 

“Fallacy – Dictionary Definition.” Vocabulary.comwww.vocabulary.com/dictionary/fallacy.

Admin, Author. “8 Critical Thinking Fallacies You’re Likely Falling For on Social Media.” Zarvana, 27 Aug. 2020, www.zarvana.com/8-critical-thinking-fallacies-youre-likely-falling-for-on-social-media/.