Man Jailed for Spreading Rumors of a Zombie Attack in Guangzhou
At 11:30 pm on September 5, 2015, the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau published the following statement on its official Sina Weibo:
#Weibo Rumor Refutation# Just now Baby Shoes asked Little Editor whether or not there really was a female zombie biting people on Nantian Road last night? After Little Editor finished watching he found the video that was the setting for the background, and in fact they were from a movie! We ask that people do not believe this, and to not further spread this rumor~~and as for those so-called "zombie drugs": methcathinone and similar chemicals can produce strong hallucinations and abnormal psychological conditions in those who consume them. But the effects produced are many and various. Cherish life, stay away from drugs.On September 10, 2015, the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau published the following statement on its official Sina Weibo:
On September 6, 2015, Guangzhou police detained a Mr. Zhang for creating a rumor (male, Guangzhou resident, 21 years old). An investigation has determined that Mr. Zhang, hoping to show off and get attention from friends, used Weixin to spread a rumor that a video showing a so-called "female zombie" was factual. The police have now sentenced him to 10 days of administrative detention.Below are screenshots posted by the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau showing the illegal content with the Chinese word for "False" (假) pasted on them.