Google searches for the phrase “World War 3” spiked after word of the United States-led strike on Damascus and Homs in Syria. As the globe lingers on the precipice of a war, and the mainstream media glorifies the beginnings of what could be the third world war, many are not so calm.
The last time Google searches for World War 3 spiked this dramatically was when Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airfield which was allegedly used to launch the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack, which killed dozens of civilians in April 2017. The U.N. blames Syria’s Bashar al-Assad government for the Khan Sheikhoun attack, yet there’s not much evidence still that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on their own people in either attack.
According to Newsweek, the spike in Google searches is due to fears of an actual war. U.S. allies U.K. and France joined the strikes on what theThis post was originally published on this site