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Google searches for the term “World War 3” have hit the highest ever level as a result of the Trump administration’s escalation in Syria and North Korea.
Google Trends illustrates how the number of searches for the term in recent days dwarfs the last peak in November 2015.
Related search queries include “Syria war,” “Trump world war 3” and “Syria world war 3,” which is also attracting the highest search interest ever recorded.
The term “going to war” also spiked to its highest ever level, easily beating the last time it soared right before the Obama administration was mulling a military attack on Syria in August-September 2013.
As we reported yesterday, citizens in South Korea have flooded the country’s number one messaging platform with concerns about a nuclear conflict, prompting the government to publicly reassure them.