AI-Generated Pentagon Image Sparks Stock Market Panic

An AI-generated image of an explosion near the Pentagon went viral, causing a brief stock market crash of 0.26%.

AI Picture Of The Pentagon Exploding Caused The Stock Market To Crash

An AI-generated photo of an explosion near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., caused the United States stock market to crash. The image was shared by a verified account on Twitter called Bloomberg Feed, accompanied by a misleading caption that said, “Large Explosion Near the Pentagon Complex in Washington, DC – Initial Report.”
Charlene Badasie, May 23, 2023

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