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Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis' - 2017-08-14

F28.png Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis' August 14, 2017, Iain Thomson, The Register

Mike Godwin, creator of Godwin's law, has rescinded his own rule for those outraged by vile fascists marching the streets of Virginia, USA, at the weekend.

In other words, it's OK to call these un-American white supremacists exactly what they are: "By all means, compare these shitheads to Nazis. Again and again. I'm with you," Godwin said on Sunday evening.

Godwin's law states that "as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." The unofficial extension of this is that the first person to bring up Hitler automatically loses the argument.

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{{cite news | first = Iain | last = Thomson | title = Chap behind Godwin's law suspends his own rule for Charlottesville fascists: 'By all means, compare them to Nazis' | url = https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/14/godwins_law_creator_rescinds_ruling_after_nazis_march_in_charlottesville/ | work = The Register | date = August 14, 2017 | accessdate = April 30, 2020 }}