Ah, the internet. A place of rational discussion and a calm exchange of ideas. LOL, JK: it's chock full of angry rants and personal insults among anonymous commenters. So much so that it led one man to conceive a rule of internet debate known as Godwin's Law: the longer the argument, the more likely one side is to compare the other to Hitler.
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Key Facts In This Video
Godwin's Law states that the longer an argument goes on, the more likely it is that one side will call the other a Nazi or compare them to Hitler. The person who made the comparison automatically loses the argument and the conversation should cease. 02:33
Lewis's Law states that the comments left on anything about feminism will justify feminism. 05:16
Poe's Law states that on the internet, unless the author's intent is clearly communicated, parodies of extremism will be mistaken for honest extremism, and vice versa. 08:19
Why Internet Arguments Are Useless
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