“软” means “soft,” and “谣言” means “rumor.” Coined by Chinese netizens, this term refers to rumors closely related to everyday life that are often spread via social media among people who know each other. The rumors, often concerning health warnings or saftey warnings, are spread by people who actually care about their friends and relatives, but turn out to be fake.
Zánmen shāndōngrén ài chī dàsuàn，tīngshuō dàsuàn yě bù néng duō chī，chī duō le yǒu zhìái yǐnhuàn。Wǒ gěi nǐ zhuǎn ge tiězi。
We Shandong natives love garlic, but I just heard that eating too much garlic can pose cancer risks. Let me send you this article.
zhè yòu shì nǎlǐ tīng lái de ruǎnyáoyán？Xiàcì bié zhuǎnfā zhèyàng de nèiróng le。
Where did you hear that rumor? Please don’t forward similar stuff next time.