Recently, a fake image of an explosion at the Pentagon circulated on the internet, causing confusion. The image appeared on a verified Twitter account called “Bloomberg Feed,” which looked like an official Bloomberg-affiliated account.
The image was also shared by other Twitter accounts with many followers and even by a Russian news network. It is unclear where the fake image originated. This incident highlights the dangers of misinformation spreading through social media platforms, especially when combined with generative AI technology.
The incident also raises concerns about the potential use of AI to manipulate the stock market. The verification system on Twitter, where accounts can pay for a blue checkmark, has been criticized for contributing to the problem by making fake accounts appear more legitimate.
As the use of generative AI increases, it becomes more difficult to distinguish between real and fake images, leading to the spread of false news reports.