Do not know it. Never touched it with a 10 foot pole.
One whole day after telling the world it was going to do its very best to ensure that only high-quality COVID-19 content from proper sources would spread on Facebook, The Social Network has mistakenly identified just such content as violating its community standards. This one seemingly started with Mike Godwin, a US-based …
Especially as the site is just inlining someone elses map (BNO news), and downloading their data.
Well, yes. He was well-known in some online circles before he coined (I think "founded" is a little strong) Godwin's Law. I knew him on rec.arts.books and other Usenet newsgroups; that was one of the place he first posted GL. I dare say there are plenty of other Reg readers who saw some of those initial formulations.
He's also well-known for his work with EFF, Wikimedia Foundation, etc. And recently and controversially with ISOC.
As for "still alive" - he's only in his mid-60s.