This TIME magazine cover featuring PM Modi with the ‘Delete ‘fascism’ icon is a transformed image

An alleged image of a ‘TIME’ magazine cover page featuring PM Narendra Modi with an illustration of ‘Remove ‘Fascism?’ The icon is shared on social media claiming that ‘TIME’ magazine described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a fascist on its new magazine cover page. Let’s check the assertion made in the message.

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Claim: Image of the new cover of ‘TIME’ magazine which features PM Narendra Modi with a message ‘Delete ‘Fascism?’ icon.

Do: The photo shared in the message is a transformed photo. The original cover page of “TIME” magazine featured the photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a message “Delete Facebook? » icon. Therefore, the claim made in the message is FALSE.

Looking closely at the photo, we could see the date ‘Oct. 25/Nov. 1, 2021’ on the ‘TIME’ cover page. When we researched this cover page of ‘TIME’ magazine using this information, we 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 mobile delete icon. This illustrated mobile delete icon has “Delete ‘Facebook?” writes on it offering 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.

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

Recently, Frances Haugen, former product manager of Facebook’s civic disinformation team, accused Facebook’s management of putting profits ahead of public and child safety. Empathizing with Haugen’s statements, ‘TIME’ published this article giving an in-depth account of Facebook’s civic integrity team and highlighting how the social media giant’s decisions have alienated many members. of the critical team that fights misinformation and hate. Reporting the full details of this cover page of ‘TIME’ magazine, ‘NDTV’ published an article on October 08, 2021.

Previously, when similar transformed images of ‘TIME’ magazine cover pages were shared on social media to degrade PM Modi, FACTLY published fact-checking articles debunking such 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 message “Delete ‘Fascism?” The icon is a transformed image.

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