In Saudi Arabia You Will Go To Jail If You Post Fake News On Social Network

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Ministry of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia has issued intense notices to media organizations that relish spreading bits of gossip to get heavy traffic on their websites that takes after suite. In fact, Ministry of Culture and Information has cautioned the associations of extreme legitimate activity against those that spread fake news.
 

 Attorney Majed Garoub stated that : 

 Any media error that is committed via electronic means will be
considered a cyber crime and will pose grave consequences. Every crime
will be classified under a specific category of cybercrime and will be
punishable as per law.
The ministry’s sanctions against organizations are not applicable to
individuals as it is; there are certain variations such as individuals
can expect a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail or up to SR 5 million
($1.3 million) as fine.
If anyone re-sends or retweets a rumor will be deemed as guilty as the
source that posted it originally and hence will be held accountable.
Renowned media personality and writer Maysoon Abu Baker regards the
rumor about Prince Abdullah bin Musaed as very unfortunate and has
launched a campaign on Twitter as well with the hashtag No_To_Rumors. 


reference : https://www.hackread.com/saudi-araba-jail-for-fake-news/


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Be careful when you go to Saudi Arabia. :p

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Meaning if you not posting what the government wants, it's fake news. This is just another way to censor the people.

yes, I think the same. thanks for commenting :)

Its probably more like any news that goes against their propaganda. Facebook is a private corporation with its own set of rules. governments have no right to punish people for sharing news articles. Governments are the biggest suppliers of fake news

Whoa! I didn't know that

Damn! There are a lot of things that you can't do on Saudi Arabia.

that good that at least people not post fake things as here its not happen and really nice post.

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