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RT, with over 3 million followers, has posted (since deleted) what looks to be an AI generated photo of an explosion near the Pentagon pic.twitter.com/6Bl7X8ZA2M
— Leonardo Puglisi (@Leo_Puglisi6) May 22, 2023
This morning blue check accounts accounts claimed large explosions at the Pentagon.
... then the White House.
Russian state media amplified the faked Pentagon image from their gold check account.
The images look AI generated, as folks identified. 1/ pic.twitter.com/Bd9uu3jwPZ
— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) May 22, 2023
@PFPAOfficial and the ACFD are aware of a social media report circulating online about an explosion near the Pentagon. There is NO explosion or incident taking place at or near the Pentagon reservation, and there is no immediate danger or hazards to the public. pic.twitter.com/uznY0s7deL
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) May 22, 2023