|Title:||Viral Photo of Russian Bomber Shows Incident from 2020|
|Publisher:||FactCheck.org (University of Pennsylvania)|
|Date published:||March 25, 2022|
|Date updated:||March 25, 2022|
Amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, a misleading photo posted March 22 on Facebook shows an American fighter jet intercepting a Russian bomber near Alaskan airspace. But the incident was not related to the current situation in Ukraine; the photo appeared in an article published in Aero Magazine in June 2020.