Straw man

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Straw man argument is a rhetorical technique or a logical fallacy set up to be easily refuted. A straw man argument may succeed in persuading people but it carries little or no real evidential weight, because the opponent's actual argument has not been refuted [1].

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  1. Logical Fallacy: Straw Man.