LOL at this spam: "4 zodiac signs account for nearly 40% of all serial killers". 4 zodiac signs is 1/3 of the year, which is 33%, or not much less than 40% depending on how you look at it. #AstrologyIsTaurusCrap
Given that serial killers are rare in the population in the first place, there's bound to be a lot of noise in the data. Having more than 33% but less than 40% born in 1/3 of the year is no better than random guessing.
This is an instance where astrology can be harmful: by claiming there's something sinister about those four zodiac signs, it encourages some people to look askance at 1/3 of the whole population, to draw conclusions where there are none to be had.
Is much of astrology harmless? Yes. But this is not harmless. Most people, regardless of when they were born, are not serial killers. (See also @sanjanacurtis 's argument that astrology is actively harmful to people in India, because it is used to guide important life decisions)
Here it is! I deleted the press release, but you can see I'm not makin' this shit up:

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