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American senator tony Booker praising pakistan prime minister khan is fake

Fake news claim: Multiple posts shared on social media claims as American senator praising Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and stating Pakistan are the wisest nation in the world

Examples of viral posts in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

@ImranKhanPTI⁩ . I say sir You are selected by the ALMIGHTY to lead Pakistan in the future. May the blessings of ALMIGHTY shine upon this nation. And may ALLAH guide us all. Pakistan hamesha Zindabad.

American senator Tony Booker said: “If he is selected then it might be the best selection ever, and if he is elected then Pakistanis are the wisest nation in the world

Facts Check: False

News Verification: The fake meme shared on social media about Pakistan and Imran Khan is absolutely Fake

However the post has been widely shared on facebook and twitter by different users. This post on Facebook and twitter has been shared by thousands of Pakistan users of social media.

On checking the official website of an American senator, we did not find anyone with the name as Tony Booker.

Senators of the 116th Congress

455 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 709 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 307 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 261 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 357 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 260 Russell

 

However, we landed on another name of a lawmaker named cory booker. There was news published on cory booker on 1st Nov, titled as “Booker Introduces Bill Banning Facial Recognition Technology in Public Housing”

 U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation barring the use of surveillance technology, such as facial recognition, in federally-funded public and assisted housing. The No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act prohibits the use of facial recognition and other biometric identification technology in public housing units, an alarming trend that poses significant privacy risks for vulnerable communities. It would also require that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) send to Congress a detailed report on how it’s using the software.

Some users pointed out the mistake on social media doubting if Tony Booker does exist..

We couldn't find an American senator named Tony booker. There's a @CoryBooker wondering if it can be confirmed if this was actually said or not? If so, it's quite disturbing that anyone would be appreciating "selection" aka rigged elections @PTIofficial #smellsoffakenews

We verify that the meme shared on social media praising the Pakistan Prime Minister is false and fake.