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Hundreds of Artefacts from Notorious Nazi Massacre Uncovered in German Forest

Archaeologists in Germany have unearthed some 400 artefacts dating back to a Nazi massacre in which hundreds of forced labourers were executed during the closing phases of World War II. Read More >>

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Twitter Mulls Redesign That Looks a Heck of a Lot Like Facebook, Just With More Neo-Nazis

Twitter will be rolling out beta updates including “conversational”-style speech bubbles and indented/color-coded replies based on whether you follow another user in the coming weeks, the Verge reported on Wednesday. Other features under consideration, but which will not be available in the forthcoming beta, include green-colored status availability icons that might indicate whether a user is online. Read More >>

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Newly Revealed Letter Shows Einstein Feared Persecution Long Before Nazis Took Power

A decade before Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany, famed physicist Albert Einstein was already sensing imminent peril for his country and his own welfare, as a newly discovered letter reveals. Read More >>

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Uh, a Fighter Plane With World War II-Era Nazi Insignia Crashed in California Yesterday

The German Luftwaffe suffered another devastating defeat today when a plane bearing its World War II-era insignia crash-landed on the centre divider of U.S. 101 in California on Tuesday, promptly going up in an inferno like its historical predecessors. Read More >>

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Flying Saucer Toy Recalled For Teaching Kids That Nazis Achieved Space Travel

If you’ve ever watched late-night documentaries on History, you know that the Nazis had a secret programme during World War II to develop flying saucers. The Nazi’s UFO experiments never actually flew, but the model toy company Revell recently released a set in Germany that makes it look like one of the Nazi saucers actually worked. And historians are pissed off. Read More >>

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WWII Sub Rumoured to Have Taken Top Nazis to South America Found Off Danish Coast

In the dying days of World War II, a German sub was reportedly sunk near the Danish coast, but the wreck was never found, leading to speculation that high-ranking Nazi officials—even possibly Adolf Hitler himself—used the high-tech vessel to escape to South America. A museum in Denmark has finally found the missing U-boat, ending this 73-year-old mystery. Read More >>

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Pioneering Psychologist Hans Asperger Was a Nazi Sympathiser Who Sent Children to Be Killed, New Evidence Suggests

The term “Asperger’s syndrome” will never be heard the same way again, owing to new research showing that Hans Asperger—the Austrian pediatrician for whom the disorder was named—was an active participant in the Nazi eugenics program, recommending that patients deemed “not fit for life” be sent to a notorious children’s “euthanasia” clinic. Read More >>

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Germany’s New Social Media Hate Speech Law is Now Being Enforced

2017 was the year public sentiment began to turn against massive tech conglomerates like Facebook and Google. But nowhere in the West has the backlash been bigger than Germany, which last year passed a sweeping anti-hate speech law requiring websites to promptly investigate reports of posts illegal under German law and delete them. On January 1st, 2018, the grace period before that law would begin being enforced by authorities expired. Read More >>

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29 Viral Photos and GIFs From 2017 That Were Totally Fake

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the photos and GIFs that went viral over the past 12 months. We did similar year-end round-ups in 2014, 2015, 2016 and I must say that 2017 was even weirder than usual. How so? There were so many fake images swirling around the internet, it was difficult to decide which ones to debunk. Read More >>

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German Bomb Technicians Successfully Defuse World War II-Era Allied ‘Blockbuster’ in Frankfurt

Large sections of central Frankfurt, Germany were evacuated on Sunday in preparation for authorities to defuse a World War II-era, 1.4-ton HC 4000 air mine, with CNN reporting at least 60,000 people were asked to leave the area while the bomb defusal operation proceeds. Read More >>

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Why Are Neo-Nazis on Twitter So Scared of Being Called Neo-Nazis?

Saturday's rally of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and so-called “alt-right” activists predictably devolved into violence. One anti-fascist protester and two police officers are dead, and dozens more were injured by neo-Nazis in a fascist rally at the University of Virginia. But after the streets were cleared, far right thugs who participated in the demonstration seemed only concerned with one thing: not being called Nazis. Read More >>

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Godwin of Godwin’s Law: “By All Means, Compare These Shitheads to The Nazis”

Any masochist who has spent an ounce of time taking part in the eye gouge that is “internet discourse” has heard one of its core tenets, Mike Godwin’s law. That law, as recounted in Wired, goes as follows: Read More >>

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New German Law Forces Facebook To Remove Hate Speech or Pay Over £43.8 Million

Germany’s parliament just passed a law that forces social media sites to quickly take down illegal and slanderous content or face a fine of €50 million (£43.8 million). The new rule affects Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sites with more than 2 million users. Read More >>

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Huge Collection of Nazi Artefacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina

Federal police in Argentina recently discovered a time capsule of evil, hidden inside a house near Buenos Aires. Roughly 75 Nazi artefacts, including everything from a large knife to Nazi medical devices to a photo negative of Adolph Hitler, were uncovered in a secret room. Police are investigating when and how the items entered the South American country. Read More >>