KFC files suit to stop false claims on Internet
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)
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