Twitter account details 'explosions, carnage in Singapore'

Twitter account details 'explosions, carnage in Singapore'
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Earlier today, an Twitter account called the Current Events Aggregate published multiple tweets (some with photos) saying that there's been an explosion in Singapore and that the government's not only declared martial law, but are actually firing on civilians.

While not that far-fetched (except perhaps the last part), the thing is, the report is a complete hoax. The Internet was abuzz for awhile with the news, though concern and confusion soon turned to anger as most found out that it was just a PR stunt from the official Call of Duty account to set the hype for Black Ops III. Perhaps fearing the furor it might cause, the account has since changed back its name to Call of Duty instead of Current Events Aggregate.

It's not the first time Singapore has played a part in the Call of Duty universe (Call of Duty Black Ops 2 had a campaign mission at the port, as well as a multiplayer level based on that location), though this is the first time the Twitter account has made mention of the country in a lead up to a game's release.

It's a bit of a shock to see the country in the news for something that isn't real, though we're still undecided if it's awesome, distasteful or weird.

What's also weird is that we just did a news piece about the Call of Duty Black Ops III PS4. Never in our wildest dreams did we think we'd be talking about the game again so soon.

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