#WWIII hashtag crashes Selective Service website after Iran strike
Where it stands: The draft was abolished in 1973, and would require congressional and presidential authorization of official legislation, per the Selective Service. Hashtags like #WorldWarThree, #WWIII and #WorldWarThreeDraft were trending on Twitter after Soleimani was killed, per Bloomberg.
- The Selective Services' web pages were loading sporadically on Saturday.
The big picture: The current Google search spike for "draft age" doesn't come close to the massive traffic hike for the same search in April 2017 — during increased tension between the U.S. and North Korea.