‘The most unpopular duo in U.S. political history’: Viral cover of TIME Magazine is Edited

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The image is an altered version of the “2020 person of the year” TIME cover that featured Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

The cover of TIME Magazine are always noticed and discussed among people.On social media, a viral image of American President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on the cover is circulating widely. The magazine’s headline allegedly calls them “the most unpopular duo in US political history,” and users are sharing the image, which they claim is from the October 2022 issue.

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Fact Check-

At first we checked for the viral image on the TIME magazine front page archive for 2022 editions, but none of the October editions listed for 2022 contain photos of Biden and Harris. We could not found any report published` with the alleged headline.

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The reverse image search results led us to media reports about this cover of Time magazine’s December 2020 issue. According to the reports “US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have been named by the prestigious TIME magazine as ‘2020 Person of the Year’ for changing the American story”

We also found the same cover on the official account of Time magazine with a caption Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year

Below you can see the comparison image between the viral image and the original image. The headline ‘Person of the Year’ had been replaced with ‘The most unpopular duo in the U.S Political history!’ This make it clear that the viral image is edited.

Taking account of all this evidence, we can clearly say that the viral image is digitally altered. Time Magazine has not published an October 2022 cover featuring Biden and Harris as “the most unpopular duo in U.S. Political history”

Conclusion

Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral post to be digitally altered. The image is an altered version of the “2020 person of the year” TIME cover that does feature Biden and Harris.

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Title:‘The most unpopular duo in U.S. political history’: Viral cover of TIME Magazine is Edited

Fact Check By: Usha Manoj 

Result: Altered


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