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Fact Check: Reliance Jio is not selling food grains, images with Jio logo viral with fake claims

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: December 27, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News). Amid the farmers’ movement on the borders of the country’s capital, viral pictures of foodgrain sacks with Reliance Jio logo is viral on social media with a claim that Mukesh Ambani has procured for cheaper rates.

Vishvas News investigation revealed the viral claim is fake. Senior Jio officials refuted the fake posts and alerted on misuse of their brand name.

Claim

Several pictures of food grain sacks with Jio logo are viral on social media with a claim that Ambani had procured them from farmers in cheaper rates for selling. Facebook user Tinku Lotey shared a post with viral pictures writing, “Bags were manufactured even before the law was made and all preparations were completed…” The archived version of the post can be seen here.

We found such similar claims shared in different Indian languages like Hindi and Tamil.

Investigation

Vishvas News first searched on the official Jio and Reliance website for information about new food product launch. While an individual can do online grocery shopping Reliance Jio Mart, we did not find any authentic sources confirming the viral claim.

Vishvas News contacted Tushar Pania, vice-president, corporate communications at Reliance Industries Limited, for verification. Pania denied the claims and said the viral posts are fake. Franco William of Reliance Jio also refuted the claims and alerted that people are misusing their brand name.

Social scanning of the FB page that shared the viral post revealed that it is operating from Punjab.

Conclusion: The viral post is fake. Senior officials from Reliance Industries refuted the fake claims.

  • Claim Review : Several pictures of food grain sacks with Jio logo are viral on social media with a claim that Ambani had procured them from farmers in cheaper rates for selling
  • Claimed By : FB User
  • Fact Check : False
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