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Photoshopped Image of NYT Front Page Praising PM Modi Goes Viral


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A viral image claiming to show The New York Times’ front page from Sunday, 26 September, carrying a story on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has gone viral with a claim that the publication touted the Indian PM as the “Last, Best Hope of Earth”.

This comes on the back of PM Modi’s three-day US visit that concluded on Sunday. During his visit, he addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), attended the Quad summit and attended multiple bilateral engagements.

However, we found that the viral image is a fabricated one and NYT didn’t feature PM Modi on its Sunday front page.

Social media users who shared the viral photo seemed to believe that the photograph was real. Sharing the photograph, one user said, “Shri Narendra Modi ji’s. US trip reaction of American people, which came out in New York Times”


Indian Prime Minister concluded his three-day visit to the US, arriving in Delhi on Sunday to a grand welcome from BJP leaders and workers at the airport. The US visit is widely seen as a productive one with PM Modi holding bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden, participating in Quad summit and also addressing the United Nations General Assembly. But some unscrupulous factions are trying to malign PM Modi’s image by spreading demeaning content.

Claim

An image has gone viral on social media, which shows the front page of The New York Times print edition dated today. The lead article on the NYT page is on PM Modi, with a picture of him signing a document. The article carries the headline: “Last, Best Hope of Earth” and it is followed by a summary, which reads: “World’s most loved and most powerful leader, is here to bless us.”

Fact check

International Business Times reviewed the viral image of PM Modi on the front page of NYT and found that The New York Times hasn’t published the article. In fact, there are many red flags in the image that goes on to prove that the article is fake.

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