An AI-generated photo that supposedly showed an explosion near the Pentagon went viral on Monday, with its spread through social media leading to a shorter selloff of US stocks.

The fabricated image showed a cloud of smoke outside the Pentagon and was posted by a Russia’s RT state news outlet and other accounts who claimed it was accurate, according to the New York Post.

RT subsequently deleted the photo.

The image was quickly debunked by the Arlington County Fire Department.... Read More: Arutz-7