Music is seen as a 'weak spot' in young people, making it easier for neo-Nazi groups to recruit them

An app dubbed as ‘Nazi Shazam’ may sound like a bad joke, but it’s not. It’s an app in development by German police with the intention of quickly identifying neo-Nazi music being played online and at real-world gatherings. “German authorities are considering using software akin to a smartphone app that would help them identify neo-Nazi music in seconds,” as Spiegel reported. “The new software would let police quickly identify neo-Nazi rock music, which officials regard as a ‘gateway drug’ into the far-right youth scene.” The app has apparently been developed by police in Saxony, with Spiegel reporting that last year, 79 songs were indexed by the German Federal Review Board for Media Harmful to Minors as being neo-Nazi and/or racist in their lyrics.

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