This TIME magazine cover page featuring PM Modi with the ‘Delete’ Fascism ‘icon is a converted image


An alleged image of a cover page of “TIME” magazine featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an illustration of “Suppress” fascism? The icon is shared on social media claiming that ‘TIME’ magazine described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a fascist on his new magazine cover page. Let’s check the claim made in the mail.

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Claim: Image of the new cover page of “TIME” magazine which features Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a “Remove” fascism? »» Icon.

Made: The photo shared in the post is a morphed photo. The original cover page of “TIME” magazine featured a photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a “Delete Facebook? »Icon. Therefore, the assertion made by post is FALSE.

Looking closely at the photo, we were able to see the date ‘Oct. 25 / Nov 1, 2021 ‘on the cover page’ TIME ‘. When we searched for this “TIME” magazine cover page using these details, we have find the original version of this cover page on the official “TIME” Twitter account. The original cover page of “TIME” magazine featured Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a delete mobile icon. This mobile delete icon pictured has ‘Delete’ Facebook? Written on it by providing two options “Cancel” or “Delete”. Sharing the original photo of the magazine’s cover page, the ‘TIME’ website published an article on October 07, 2021.

Additionally, when we compare the two cover pages, we could see that the articles and author names mentioned on both cover pages are identical. Billy Perrigo, one of the authors mentioned on these cover pages had tweeted the cover page of Mark Zuckerberg’s original version on his Twitter account.

Recently, Frances Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook’s civic disinformation team, accused Facebook’s management of prioritizing profits over public and child safety. Empathizing with Haugen’s statements, ‘TIME’ published this article reporting extensively on Facebook’s civic integrity team and highlighting how the social media giant’s decisions have alienated many members of the community. the critical team that fights against disinformation and hatred. Reporting the full details of this cover page of ‘TIME’ magazine, ‘NDTV’ published an article on 08 October 2021.

Previously, when similar images of the cover pages of “TIME” magazine were shared on social media to demean PM Modi, FACTLY posted fact-checking articles debunking these claims. They can be read here and here.

To sum up, this cover page of ‘TIME’ magazine with a photo of Narendra Modi with a “Delete ‘Fascism?” the icon is a transformed image.



Amanda P. Whitten

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