Google searches spike for ‘World War 3’ amid heightened tensions abroad

As tensions rise abroad, Google searches for “World War 3” are at an all-time high.

New data provided by Google shows a surge in searches for “World War 3” this month, breaking a record for the most searches for the phrase since Google started keeping track in 2004. Searches for “Trump War” are also at their highest.

According to Google Trends, searches have also spiked for “nuclear war” and “war” this month.

{mosads}The increase in searches follows a week of big foreign policy decisions by the Trump administration.

Last Thursday Trump launched nearly 60 missiles at Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack. On Saturday, a Navy strike group was moved closer to North Korea. And this Thursday, Trump dropped the nation’s largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan against ISIS.

Also on Thursday, NBC reported that the U.S. os preparing for a preemptive strike against North Korea if officials believe Pyongyang is going to go through with a nuclear weapons test, although several reporters have said their sources disputed the story.


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