- An American lawmaker has been caught sharing fake news
- The lawmaker shared a fake image of Barack Obama shaking hands with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran
- According to reports, the original of the photoshopped photograph was taken in 2011 but the two men have never met in person
Paul Gosar, an Arizona republican representative, has been called out for sharing a fake image from his personal Twitter account on Monday, January 6.
The image shows former US President Barack Obama shaking hands with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran.
But the New York Times reports that the two men have never met in person.
The news outlet reports that the Iranian flag in the background of the photoshopped image also appears to be incorrect.
It was reported to be missing the white Arabic script on its top green bar and a red emblem of a tulip in the central white bar.
According to reports, the original photograph was taken in 2011 and showed Obama meeting with Manmohan Singh, then India’s prime minister.
“No one said this wasn’t photoshopped. No one said the president of Iran was dead. No one said Obama met with Rouhani in person,” Gosar tweeted after an outcry over his post, arguing that his point was that “Obama coddled, appeased, nurtured and protected the worlds No. 1 sponsor of terror.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the United States of America deployed over 3,000 service members to the Middle East.
With this, thousands of families, spouses, children and siblings, were separated from their loved ones. This sadly is without notice.
Many of them are from the Immediate Response Force of the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
According to the news outlet, 18-year-old Melissa Morales, said her twin sister, Cristina, was back home visiting in Victorville, California when she was notified on Friday, January 3, she would be deploying Wednesday, January 8.
"She kind of took it as a joke the night before because of the memes on Twitter," Morales said. The hashtag #WWIII was one of the top trends on Twitter heading into the weekend. "She wasn't expecting to be deployed so soon."
Morales said her sister joined the army last summer and is now stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia. This will be her first deployment.
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