SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the content and found out that it is a manipulated version of the Global Times’ publication from Tuesday, October 3, 2023. The newspaper did not feature such a story in its publication.
“Pres. Bio’s Aides Stole ICC prosecutor cell phone in New York City, USA”
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive at this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process:
SLAJ-iVerify examined both the hardcopy and online versions of the Global Times Tuesday, October 3, edition and did not uncover any story regarding President Bio’s aides allegedly stealing the ICC prosecutor’s cell phone.
The main headline featured on the original front page of the Global Times differed from the online claim. The lead story in the newspaper’s original front page was “Railway & Port Lease Agreement… Government Needs to Exercise Caution.”
SLAJ iVerify also reached out to Mohamed Fofannah, the Copyright Editor at Global Times, who confirmed that they had never published such a story.
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Mohamed Fofannah, the Copyright Editor at Global Times