An alleged image of a ‘TIME’ magazine cover featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a Hitler mustache is being shared on social media via a post. Let’s check the facts of the claim made in the message.
To claim: Image from TIME magazine featuring Narendra Modi with Hitler’s mustache.
Do: There has been no recent issue of TIME magazine with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the cover. A similar artwork of Vladimir Putin with a Hitler mustache was also falsely shared as the cover of TIME magazine. Therefore, the claim made in the message is FAKE.
When we searched for the latest cover of TIME magazine, a photo was found retweeted by TIME magazine’s official Twitter account. We couldn’t find the same photo of PM Modi with Hitler’s mustache.
A simple Google search for “TIME magazine covers” led us to the Vault, TIME magazine’s online archive where all of the magazine’s published covers are stored. When looking for the covers of TIME magazine for the year 2022, none of them feature the cover of Narendra Modi with a Hitler mustache.
Earlier, a similar artwork of Vladimir Putin with a Hitler mustache went viral on social media as the cover of TIME magazine; Factly had written an article debunking the same thing. Factly had written a few fact-checking articles (here and here), when the covers of TIME magazine are deliberately used to defame PM Modi.
To summarize, transformed image shared on the cover of TIME magazine featuring PM Narendra Modi with Hitler’s mustache.