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If you spent any time on social media while Typhoon Mangkhut ravaged Shenzhen, you likely saw a message stating that water and or power would be cut throughout the city at 3 (or later 8) o'clock. The rumor spread like wildfire, causing panic and leading many to rush to store water, despite the fact that the official Weibo and other major media of the Shenzhen Water Group and other major media posted that these were false rumors. 

At 8:52pm on September 17, The Bao'an Public Security Bureau posted the following on their official Weibo @平安宝安 

9月17日晚20时52分,宝安公安分局官方微博@平安宝安发布情况通报称:9月16日上午,“山竹”强台风临近我市,在全市抗击台风之时,网络出现了“全市三点停水停电”、“全是八点停水停电”等不实信息,上述信息通过微信、微博等渠道发布后迅速传播,引起部分市民恐慌,造成社会不良影响。当日下午,警方根据举报线索在宝安区抓获违法人员叶某(男,30岁)、洪某(男,26岁)。经审,两人对在网上制造并散布不实信息的违法行为供认不讳。目前,警方已对两名违法人员依法行政拘留。
  警方提醒:网络非法外之地,切勿在网络上造谣传谣,否则必将受到法律的惩处。

This roughly translates to:

On the morning of September 16, typhoon Mangkhut approached the city. When the city was hit by typhoon, the following message appeared "The city's three-point water cut-off and power outages, "all are eight-point water cut-off" along with other false information. The above information was quickly disseminated through WeChat, Weibo and other channels, causing some people to panic, causing social adverse effects. On the afternoon of the same day, the police arrested the suspects Ye (male, 30 years old) and Hong Mou (male, 26 years old) in Bao'an District according to the report clue. After the trial, the two confessed to the illegal act of manufacturing and distributing false information online. At present, the police have administrative detention of two illegal persons in accordance with the law. The police remind that the Internet is not a place without laws, and rumors must not be spread on the Internet, otherwise it will be punished by the law.

We highlighted two parts above for emphasis. They were not bold in the original statement.

Source: 台风期间制造并散播“停水停电”谣言?宝安两男子被行拘

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