Fact check: Image of Coca-Cola can urging customers to 'Try to be less white' is altered

Fact check: Image of Coca-Cola can urging customers to 'Try to be less white' is altered

The claim: Coke wrote 'Try to be less white' on its soda cans A widely shared image of a Coca-Cola can with the words “Try to be less white” printed on its side is drawing online criticism. Several posts encouraged followers to boycott Coca-Cola products. This claim is the most recent accusation of anti-white bias on the part of the company. But this is not a real Coke can. USA TODAY reached out to several Facebook users that posted the image for comment. Fact check: No, straightaways weren't required as airstrips in Eisenhower interstate system Ann Moore, communications director for the Coca-Cola Co., confirmed in an email to USA TODAY that the can was not real. “The mock Coca-Cola can appearing in some social media feeds was not created, distributed or authorized by The Coca-Cola Company,” she wrote. Expert says the image is altered A reverse image search for the picture in the posts does not yield any relevant results, but expert analysis suggests it was doctored. Mark Scanlon, director of the Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation at University …
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