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This article was published on October 27, 2008


Hitler a hot political topic these elections, says Twitter

Hitler a hot political topic these elections, says Twitter
Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.


The Twitter Election header is awkward enough if you’re European, but with the mentions of Hitler as a hot topic, the users of the microblogging service are really pushing it.

A simple search on Twitter Search proves that there’s some kind of rumor going on about Palin supporters comparing Obama with Hitler. In less than an hour, this nonsense is a hot topic. What about health care people?

[Hat tip to Woutr]