Delhi, September 23: Yet another doomsday conspiracy theory is starting to circulate on social media. According to people on TikTok, Telegram, Facebook, and Twitter, various disasters will occur on Saturday, September 24th.
Wild theories about the doomsday began circulating after German parliament member Friedrich Metz delivered a speech posted on Twitter. Metz said everyone would remember where they were on September 24th, but he said it wrong. Actually, I was going to say February 24, when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. Asteroid Day 2022: Asteroid hits Earth almost five times, bringing ‘doomsday’
Check out the viral video:
What are they planning on September 24, 2022!! ️⚠️
German parliamentarian Friedrich Metz said, “Dear colleagues…September 24, 2022 will be remembered by all of us as the day when you say: ‘I remember exactly where I was…’. prize? pic.twitter.com/ldv4VstuAD
— Cienepien (@Cienepien69) September 14, 2022
Soon after, Merz’s “September 24th” comment was clipped and circulated on the German Telegram channel. The clip soon gained momentum and spread like wildfire. Many on social media have begun predicting solar flares and storms that will ultimately cause the end of humanity. Elon Musk hints at the arrival of ‘the apocalypse’ with his ‘Oh, the economy’ comment? Latest tweet by SpaceX CEO sparks Meme-Fest and reaction
People on TikTok started saying that a giant solar flare will hit Earth on September 24, 2022.
What are solar flares:
NASA says solar flares are localized bursts of electromagnetic radiation in the sun’s atmosphere. Flares occur in active regions and are often, but not always, accompanied by coronal mass ejections, solar particle events, and other solar phenomena. According to NASA, solar flares are bright regions on the surface of the Sun, but they can also be felt on Earth and often cause radio and magnetic disturbances. Harmful radiation from solar flares can’t reach the Earth directly, though, so it can’t actually harm humans.
So the online claims about the September 24th doomsday have no factual evidence to back them up and are just silly internet conspiracies. Most of the people in this social media frenzy are just doing it because it’s the latest viral meme.
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