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Nutpicking, named in analogy to "nitpicking" and "cherry picking," is the logical fallacy of smearing a whole group of people by finding a few extreme examples, typically in open comment threads, and holding them up as representative of that group.[1] Nutpicking is similar to the straw man fallacy; the difference is the difference between attacking an argument that only a few extreme people use and attacking an argument that no one uses at all.


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