New Delhi: Amid the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three contentious agriculture laws at Delhi borders, images of wheat packets under the brand name Jio have gone viral on social media.
One image on Facebook has been shared over 3,200 times. The images have also been tweeted and retweeted by several users, including the social media president of the National Students’ Union of India, Manoj Lubana.
— Manoj Lubana (mouji) (@LubanaManoj) December 23, 2020
Many others have similarly shared the images.
कानून बाद में बने है और थैले पहले ?
ये तसवीर बहुत कुछ कह रही है ।।। pic.twitter.com/io93b5OK5f
— Kp Kohna (@Kp_Bhai_) December 23, 2020
One user commented saying the government has sold its “soul & conscience to capitalists”. The images have also been shared with the hashtag #BoycottRelianceproducts.
— Ishtiaq Khan (@ishtiaq787) December 24, 2020
ThePrint’s fact checker has found that the images being circulated are fake. The font on the logo of the viral images is different from the one on Jio’s website.
According to the Reliance Industries’ website, Jio is only a digital venture focused on “creating a massive digital ecosystem for a billion Indians with domain expertise across business verticals in the platform company”.
Reliance Retail is the umbrella retail initiative of the group. In the food and groceries sector, it operates Reliance Fresh, Reliance Smart and Reliance Market stores. Jio is strictly in the Reliance Digital category and operates through Reliance Digital Express Mini stores and Jio stores. Jio does not produce food and grocery products, says the website.
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