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Give an example that use infographic to argue a claim, note any psychological tactics and rhetorical devices used by the writer to persuade the audience.

1- explain why your specific example is fallacious and employs incomplete reasoning, psychological tactics, or other omitted information to (mis)inform the readers. Finally, offer ways you'd rewrite the piece (perhaps using statistics or by including some obvious omitted information).

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The example that uses an info-graphic to argue a claim is the political info graphic posted at The info graphic has been posted by Cord Jefferson on April 1, 2011. The title of the info-graphic is "This is not my beautiful house". The info-graphic is trying to convey what Congress would look like if it really represented America. The psychological tactic used by the info-graphic is that it places U.S. figures in the form of a pie chart side by side with the figures of House and Senate. The difference between the pie charts highlights the differences between the Country figures and the House/Senate figures. The rhetorical devices used are "This is not my beautiful house". The idea is to convey that the House and the ...

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Info-graphics and their fallacies are explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.