Proper Usage of 'more often'?

When we read an article on the internet saying that some Event X takes place more often than you think. What is in the mind of the author who writes this article? Does the usage of more often implies that  

1.)the author thinks that readers of his article already think that the event takes place at a lower frequency level  

OR 

 2.)the author thinks that his audience might think that event never takes place , 

OR 

3.) both scenarios 1and 2 are possible? Similarily, can anyone tell what exactly the usage of more common and more often implies in day to day English conversations??

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  • 1 month ago

    Essentially, both scenarios are possible.

    But I think it's laziness, and use of a convention that gets agreement for at least part of the article as written. It's a "selling" technique -- get agreement on small things, and then go for the big one. Most people agree with the Big One because they can't see how to disagree with it.

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