Godwin's law

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Mike Godwin

Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies)[1] is a saying made by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states: "As a discussion on the Internet grows longer, the likelihood of a comparison of a person's being compared to Hitler or another Nazi reference, increases."[2][3]. That means that as more people talk on the Internet for a longer time, it becomes more and more likely that someone will talk about Hitler or the Nazis.

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  1. "How to post about Nazis and get away with it—the Godwin's Law FAQ". Retrieved 2006-05-07.
  2. Godwin, Mike (January 12, 1995). "Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies (and Corollaries)". EFF.org. Electronic Frontier Foundation. pp. "Net Culture – Humor" archive section. Retrieved 2006-03-24.
  3. Godwin, Mike (October 1, 2004). "Meme, Counter-meme". Wired. Retrieved 2006-03-24.