KFC files suit to stop false claims on In­ter­net

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Fast food gi­ant KFC said that it has filed law­suits against three Chi­nese com­pa­nies, whose so­cial me­dia ac­counts spread false claims about the qual­ity of its food.

The post­ings against KFC in­clude a story that chicken raised at KFC farms were ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied and had six wings and eight legs.

KFC, a unit of the United States-based Yum Brands Inc, said law­suits have been brough­ta­gainst 10 public ac­counts of the three com­pa­nies that spread ru­mors and it has asked for 3.5 mil­lion yuan ($564,500) in com­pen­sa­tion.

The com­pany filed a plea in Shang­hai’s Xuhui dis­trict peo­ple’s court ask­ing the three com­pa­nies to im­me­di­ately stop the copy­right in­fringe­ment and of­fer an apol­ogy. It said the three com­pa­nies had op­er­ated the ac­counts on the popular mo­bile phone app WeChat .

Ten­cent Hold­ings Ltd, the com­pany which op­er­ates the WeChat ser­vice, de­clined to com­ment. (Photo 2)


Photo taken from Shang­hai Tower on April 27 shows a view of down­town Shang­hai. Shang­hai Tower, a mega­mall sky­scraper un­der con­struc­tion, has 128 sto­ries.

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