It's official Chickens do not have 8 legs.
Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three
companies in China whose social media accounts spread false claims 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 rumors on social media.
Internet marketers have been convicted of trying to manipulate online
sentiment on behalf of clients by posting false information about
competitors or deleting critical posts.
In an announcement posted on its Chinese website, KFC said one of the
best-known fake rumors was that chickens used by the company are
genetically modified and have six wings and eight legs.
demanding 1.5 million yuan ($242,000) and an apology from each of three
companies that operated accounts on the popular mobile phone app WeChat.
It is also seeking an immediate stop to their infringements. Shanghai
Xuhui District People's Court has accepted the case, according to a
press officer who would only give her surname, Wu.