KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumours

2015-06-01 13:41

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Beijing - Restaurant operator KFC says it filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false rumours about its food, including that its chickens have eight legs.

The case filed by China's biggest restaurant operator comes as the government intensifies a campaign to clean up rumours on social media.

Internet marketers have been convicted of illegal business practices for trying to manipulate online sentiment on behalf of clients by posting false information about competitors or deleting critical posts.

In an announcement posted on Monday on its Chinese website, KFC said one of the best-known fake rumours was that chickens used by the company have six wings and eight legs because they had been genetically modified.

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