Logical Fallacy Referee
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Logical Fallacy Ref is an image macro series featuring photographs of sports referees with captions calling out the use of logically invalid arguments used in online debate.
On July 11th, 2015, a gallery was uploaded to Imgur containing 32 image macros of sports referees calling out various logical fallacies, which credited film critic Glen Welch as the creator of the series. Within two weeks, the gallery received more than 230,000 views.
Logical Fallacy Ref
Precursor: Your Logical Fallacy Is
On September 24th, 2011, the website YourLogicalFallacyIs.com was launched, which features explanations of many formal and informal fallacies often used in discussions on the Internet.
On July 12th, 2015, Redditor rtphokie submitted the Imgur gallery to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit, where it gathered upwards of 4,600 votes (88% upvoted) and 480 comments in the first two weeks. The following day, a Logical Fallacy Referee image about the "strawman" fallacy was reposted on 9gag. On July 15th, the political news site Dangerous Minds published an interview with Welch about the creation of the series. On July 16th, the "Fallacy Ref" Facebook page was launched, which highlights notable examples of the meme.
 Imgur – Logical Fallacy Ref
 Reddit – Logical fallacy ref on r/AdviceAnimals
 9gag – Logical Fallacy ref
 Wikipedia – list of fallacies
 YourLogicalFallacyIs.com – thou shalt not commit logical fallacies
 Facebook – Fallacy Ref
 Dangerous Minds – ARGUING WITH IDIOTS ONLINE WEARING YOU DOWN?
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