Conservatives criticize NYU’s hiring of controversial former fact-checker as teacher

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New York University has hired Talia Lavin to teach an undergraduate course on “Reporting on the Far Right” at its journalism school in the fall, in a move that drew blowback from some conservatives on social media. 
The hiring of Lavin, first reported by The Wrap, comes about nine months after the former fact-checker for the New Yorker mistakenly accused an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent of having a Nazi iron cross tattoo.
Lavin apologized for the mistake and resigned from her position at the New Yorker.
{mosads}The university characterizes Lavin as an expert in “far-right extremism and social justice” in its faculty bio. She will serve as an adjunct professor.
Lavin and NYU did not immediately reply to requests for comment from The Hill. 
The decision by the 188-year-old university was slammed by right-leaning media members on social media. 
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