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.


  1. Tim Skirvin (1999–2009). "How to post about Nazis and get away with it—the Godwin's law FAQ". Skirv's Wiki. Retrieved 2006-05-07.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Godwin, Mike (October, 1994). "Meme, Counter-meme". Wired. Retrieved 2006-03-24. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. 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 2012-06-19.