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Godwin's law

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Godwin's law

  1. 1. Godwin's Law
  2. 2. What Is It? ● ● ● Godwin's law is also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin's Law of Nazi Analogies. Is a belief by Mike Godwin in 1990. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches.” In other words he claims that no matter what kind of internet discussion, no matter what the context it would always have a reference to Nazis, if it were given enough time.
  3. 3. When Is It Used? ● ● As mentioned earlier, Godwin's law is usually used in online forums, for example chat-rooms or blog comment threads. Sometimes the law is invoked to mark the end of a discussion and the writer who made the analogy is considered to have lost the argument.
  4. 4. Examples: After having looked at the comments for two videos, one of them being Ellie Goulding- Burn and the other Katy Perry- Roar both of which are a similar genre to our song I concluded that a lot of the comments focus on either complementing the singer on their good looks/good singing or saying that their music isn’t very good. ● ●

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