Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

#BBCtrending: The rise of Hitler hashtags

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#HitlerWasRight, #HitlerDidNothingWrong, and – most recently – #IfHitlerWasAlive have all been doing the rounds on Twitter and Facebook over the past few days.

References to Hitler on social media are, of course, nothing new – in the past 12 months, “Hitler” has been used more than 10 million times on Twitter. But there’s been a clear uptick recently – related to both Germany’s performances in the World Cup, and the Israel-Gaza conflict.

#BBCtrending: The rise of Hitler hashtags.

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