Argumentum ad hominem – logical fallacies

Description

The Argumentum ad hominem, or simply ad hominem argument, applies to any argument that centers on emotional (specifically irrelevant emotions) rather than rational or logical appeal. An ad hominem argument occurs when one attacks the person making an argument rather than the argument itself.

Example

You’re a shill for Big Pharma so any of your statements about vaccine safety can’t be trusted because Big Pharma is paying you off.