Pro-Hitler Hashtag Briefly Trends on Twitter

Activists on both sides of the the heightening Israeli-Palestinian crisis have taken to social media this week to advocate their views, though a particularly incendiary hashtag is now raising some eyebrows.

The hashtag #HitlerWasRight was briefly trending on Twitter Saturday evening, and while that may be attributable to the high number of users expressing their revulsion about the topic, others in the thread expressed genuine admiration for Hitler and the Nazi Holocaust.

According to the Twitter analytics website Hashtags.org, the topic was at its peak around 5 p.m.

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We collected some of the messages below. Be warned—some of the tweets contain disturbing language or images: