Update (1035ET): As we suspected, a Pentagon spokeserson has confirmed there has been no explosion at The Pentagon this morning.
So as we asked at the bottom: who started it?
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The S&P 500 kneejerked notably lower this morning after headlines hit social media of an explosion near the Pentagon.
While completely unconfirmed, a number of media outlets are showing the images (and some are deleting it already)…
Interestingly this is being amplified in Ukraine/Russia…
Many reactions are that this is fake and we tend to agree given the total lack of confirmation by any major media outlet. If so, the most important question is – who started it?
Welcome to the future of AI-created propaganda images
Faked AI images moving markets…welcome to the future… 🤦♂️🤦♂️
— Michael Brown (@MrMBrown) May 22, 2023