Circulating on social media; Facebook and WhatsApp especially, is a message that claims evolution drink contains poison and has already killed people. Other versions of the same post suggest the drinks have already made the way to West Africa; Nigeria, Togo and Ghana. This claim is just a hoax, a false claim with no reputable backing!
Read below, a quote of the Facebook version:
Please send this to your friends and family immediately because these drink or swear of fruit are already in Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana. Sent to all the world to save human being, These drinks contains poison. Please don’t buy them
See below, a screenshot of the original post as appeared on Facebook:
What about this?
The post featured images of a dead woman (mother), children and another man together with a picture of some varieties of the drink, Evolution juice, to support the claims. While it is unclear, the source of the images, some known facts based on research actually show this circulating post is nothing but a hoax. Read more below:
While we (Philarpy) were doing our research about this post, we found out that there’s no published news from reputable sources that confirm the claims in the said circulating post on social media. If the claims were really true, news outlets would have covered detailed stories on the issue.
Also, there’s no official recall or warning on the official websites of the agencies responsible for the control of food and drug distributions in parts of the world, especially those countries the post claims have seen distributions of the said drink; particularly the US (where it is widely distributed), and supposedly Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and other West African countries as named by the post.
Further, the picture of the Evolution drinks seems to be stolen from a distributor’s website (Starbucks) and those displayed images of the dead people who supposedly took the drink were probably lifted from another source and falsely blended to create what seems to be a “perfect story”.
How should this message be treated?
With research confirming it’s a hoax, there’s no point in sharing such lies on social media. It will only spark fear and panic among current consumers and potential ones as well as destroy the market of the said product’s distributors. In fact, this is the main reason behind the lies. Hence this evil deed should not be entertained and promoted.
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