Hyderabad: An image of Coca-Cola can is going viral on social media. The tagline says: 'Try to be less white'.

Fact Check:

NewsMeter found the claim is false.

We used Google reverse image search tool to verify the viral claim. We did not find any authentic report in the search which corroborates the viral claims. Although we found the background image of the viral picture, it did not have the text written in English.

The original image is a stock image of 2014, which can be viewed by clicking here.

We also searched the social media accounts and website of The Coca-Cola Company, but we could not find any information. Coca-Cola (facebook.com)

Vishwas News- a fact-checking website contacted coca-cola the company over mail regarding the claim. In its response, the company's Consumer Interaction Centre said the viral picture has not been released by the company.‎

Also, we observed that Coco-Cola has not used any taglines or written text on their product like the claim. See in the below picture to notice the difference

Hence, it is evident that the claim is false. The text on Coco Cola can is edited.

Claim Review :   An image of a can of Coca-Cola is going viral on social media. In this picture it is written Try to be less white
Claimed By :  Facebook User
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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