U.S. ELECTIONS 2016

The New York Times offers free website access during US election

The New York Times has invited readers to take advantage of unlimited access to its website for three days during the 2016 US election. (Shutterstock)

 The New York Times has invited readers to take advantage of unlimited access to its website for three days during the 2016 US election.

The website, which can usually only be accessed in full via a paid subscription, will be accessible for 72 hours from Monday, November 7 to Wednesday, November 9.

“This is an important moment for our country,” said Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The New York Times in an article announcing the move.

“Independent journalism is crucial to democracy and I believe there is no better time to show readers the type of original journalism The New York Times creates every day.”

On September 24, The New York Times officially endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president of the United States, saying their “endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience, toughness and courage over a career of almost continuous public service, often as the first or only woman in the arena.”

“The next president will take office with bigoted, tribalist movements and their leaders on the march. In the Middle East and across Asia, in Russia and Eastern Europe, even in Britain and the United States, war, terrorism and the pressures of globalization are eroding democratic values, fraying alliances and challenging the ideals of tolerance and charity.,” the news outlet noted.

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