The advocate misunderstands or deliberately misuses a statistic, fact or theory to support an argument.
For a comprehensive and considered written commentary on Misuse of Information (and other fallacies) - see The skeptic's field guide to spotting fallacies in thinking - Humbug!Podcast: Tutorial 04 - Misuse of Information
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