Did Time Magazine Use a Hitler-Like Image of Putin?

In a Twitter post on February 27, 2022, it was claimed that Time Magazine was published with a cover that compared Putin to Hitler.

The claim in question was also shared on many domestic and foreign social media accounts.

The Cover Was Designed By A Person Named Patrick Mulder

After Russia launched a military operation on the territory of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, a lot of misinformation began to spread on social media. It was alleged that he used an image that compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler on the new cover of Time Magazine, from a Twitter account, with the title “The Turn of History”. Looking at the cover of Time, which is the subject of the allegation, the phrase “From Patrick Mulder” in the lower right is striking.

When Patrick Mulder’s Twitter account is examined, it is seen that he is a Welsh graphic designer and it is revealed that he shared the design with the image circulating as the new cover of Time on 27 February 2022. He shared his post and shared the design process of the image with a 10-second video.

The Magazine’s Original Cover Also Uses the Same Title

When you enter the official Twitter account of Time Magazine, the new cover of the magazine can be accessed. The magazine shared its new cover on February 25, 2022. The cover of Time includes the title of the claim and the statements written on the cover. A tank with four soldiers is on the cover of the magazine, which will be published with the title “The Turn of History: How Putin Destroyed the Dreams of Europe”. Although the wording on the new cover is the same, there is no image showing Putin as Hitler.

the claim is FALSE

In a Twitter post on February 27, 2022, it was claimed that Time Magazine used a cover that turned Putin into Hitler. The image, which is the subject of the claim, was prepared by graphic designer Patrick Mulder using the expressions on the new cover of Time. When the official Twitter address of the magazine is entered, it is seen that Vladimir Putin is not on the new cover.


Mehmet Sarıusta

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