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Godwin's Law is an internet adage created in 1990 by Mike Godwin, who served as General Counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation between 2007 and 2010. For a list of his contributions to Wikimedia, see his SUL profile on CentralAuth (Meta: contribs, logs; Commons: profile, contribs, logs; English Wikipedia: profile, contribs, logs). It was intentionally created as a response to common logical fallacies invoking Hitler or the Holocaust, and has since spawned a variety of corollaries, derivatives and internet memes. The law in its entirety states:
|“||As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.||”|
|— Mike Godwin|
- ↑ Godwin's Law as defined by the English Wikipedia
- ↑ Godwin, Mike (October 1994). "Meme, Counter-meme". Wired. Retrieved 24 March 2006.