Fake NYT article shows Warren endorsing Sanders
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An imitation New York Times article is making the rounds on social media, duping readers into believing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGovernment watchdog finds safety gaps in assisted living homes David Crosby: Shared dislike for Trump could reunite Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Dem senators tell Trump he doesn’t have ‘legal authority’ to launch preemptive strike on North Korea MORE (D-Mass.) has backed Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump has declared war on our climate — we won’t let him win Stock slide bites boastful Trump, but rising wages great for GOP Millions should march on DC to defeat Trump Republicans MORE’s Democratic presidential campaign ahead of Super Tuesday.

The fake report began circulating Monday with a URL similar to the publication’s real website, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

It features the title “Warren Endorses Sanders, Breaking with Colleagues” and mimics the newspaper's typefaces and design.

The spoof clip includes bylines from two of the publication’s political reporters.

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“An article circulating on social media tonight that is made to resemble a New York Times story and says Elizabeth Warren endorsed Bernie Sanders is a fake and has no connection with the Times,” said Matthew Purdy, the publication’s deputy executive editor.

The New York Times reported that the fake article was seemingly created using Clone Zone, a website that allows users to mimic the layout of other recognizable pages. It also featured fake quotes from Warren, Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Billionaire Steyer to push for Dem House push Billionaire Steyer announces million for Dem House push MORE (D-Calif.) and actress Lena Dunham.

As of late Monday evening, the imitation story had 50,000 shares, 15,000 of them on Facebook, the Times added.

The publication said it has asked that Clone Zone take down the dubious copycat article.

Warren has not endorsed a candidate during the Democratic presidential primary. The Massachusetts lawmaker’s blessing is highly coveted, given her popularity with progressive voters.