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Fact vs Fake : No, NYT Didn’t Praise Narendra Modi

Fake vs Fact

A viral message attributed to a “Joseph Hope, Editor-in-chief” at the New York Times, praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy, is fake as no such person is listed as am employee at the paper.

Nicole Taylor, Director Of Communications at The NY Times, told via email that the message may be a fabrication and untrue. The message is being shared within the backdrop of employment ad put out by The New York Times which went viral for saying that “India’s future now stands at a crossroads. Mr Modi is advocating a self-sufficient, muscular nationalism centered on the country’s Hindu majority,” The ad received backlash by several right-leaning accounts.
The message is being shared within the backdrop of employment ad put out by The New York Times which went viral for saying that “India’s future now stands at a crossroads. Mr Modi is advocating a self-sufficient, muscular nationalism centered on the country’s Hindu majority,” The ad received backlash by several right-leaning accounts. The viral message claims that Joseph Hope is that the editor-in-chief of latest York Times and has praised PM Modi’s policy . The viral message reads, “Joseph Hope, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Times: Narendra Modi’s sole aim is to form India a far better Country.. If he’s not stopped, in the future… India will become the foremost Powerful Nation within the World…”

The viral message claims that Joseph Hope is that the editor-in-chief of latest York Times and has praised PM Modi’s policy . The viral message reads, “Joseph Hope, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Times: Narendra Modi’s sole aim is to form India a far better Country.. If he’s not stopped, in the future… India will become the foremost Powerful Nation within the World…”

Infeed found that the viral message is fake and there’s no employee named Joseph Hope at The NY Times. In an email clarification, The NY Times called the viral message fabricated and untrue. Nicole Taylor, Director Of Communications told via email, “Any message attributed to Joseph Hope as Editor of The NYT may be a fabrication and untrue. The editor of The NY Times is Dean Baquet. Our newsroom is independent and you’ll find our original reporting on India at www.nytimes.com/india.” A search for the editor in chief on the NYT website has Dean Baquet listed because the Executive Editor.

In an email clarification, The NY Times called the viral message fabricated and untrue. Nicole Taylor, Director Of Communications told via email, “Any message attributed to Joseph Hope as Editor of The NY Times may be a fabrication and untrue. The editor of The NY Times is Dean Baquet. Our newsroom is independent and you’ll find our original reporting on India at www.nytimes.com/india.”

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