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The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022. A fake image purportedly showing an explosion near the Pentagon has been widely shared on social media, sending a brief shiver through the stock market. But police and fire officials in Arlington, said Monday, May 22, 2023, that the image isn't real and there was no incident at the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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An image of black smoke billowing next to a bureaucratic-looking building spread across social media Monday morning, with the claim that it showed an explosion near the Pentagon.

By By PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press May 23, 2023
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