Fake Pentagon Explosion Image Goes Viral On Twitter

  • An image showing a fake explosion at the Pentagon went viral on Twitter, prompting a brief dip in the stock market, and raised further concerns about the real-life dangers of AI technology.
  • The purported image showed a massive cloud of smoke near the nation’s defense headquarters. “Large explosion near the Pentagon complex in Washington DC. – initial report,” the now-deleted post read.
  • It only took minutes for it to cause chaos, confusion, and a brief jolt in the U.S. stock market. Just moments after the image began circulating on Twitter, the U.S. stock market took a noticeable downturn.
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