German police identify white power music with ‘Nazi Shazam’

Posted by on April 12, 2014


Have you ever heard a song but wasn’t sure if it fell under the category of white power music? German police in Saxony apparently needed an easy way to track white power music, which is why they’ve come up with an app called Nazi Shazam, based on the very same music identification app you might have on your smartphone. It also works the same way in that it takes the digital fingerprints of a song and matches it up to a database except that the database consists of neo-Nazi music and is managed by police. The database of banned music currently consists of 3,500 songs and theu’re asking for officials around the country to help by submitting samples of other neo-Nazi music.

You might wonder why this is suddenly an issue, but apparently between 2011 and 2012, there was a surge in far-right extremist radio stations, thus necessitating an efficient way to crackdown on neo-Nazi music so that they decrease the number of people walking around claiming that Hitler wasn’t so bad. So, if you know of any prominent white power bands, let the police of Germany know.

[via Business Insider]

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