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Godwin's law (kent forby as Godwin's Rule o Nazi Analogies or Godwin's Law o Nazi Analogies[1][2]) is a threap bi Mike Godwin in 1990[2] that haes acome an Internet adage. It states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."[2][3] In ither wirds, Godwin said that, gien eneuch time, in ony online collogue—maugre the topic or scowth—somebody will aye mak comparison tae Hitler or the Nazis.


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  1. Tim Skirvin (1999–2009). "How to post about Nazis and get away with it—the Godwin's law FAQ". Skirv's Wiki. Retrieved 7 Mey 2006.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. a b c Godwin, Mike (October, 1994). "Meme, Counter-meme". Wired. Retrieved 2006-03-24. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. Godwin, Mike (12 Januar 1995). "Godwin's law of Nazi Analogies (and Corollaries)". EFF.org. Electronic Frontier Foundation. pp. "Net Culture – Humor" archive section. Archived frae the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 19 Juin 2012.