Posted by : Aahil Shaik Thursday, March 5, 2020
Saudi Arabia warns Rumor Mongers after Fake messages on Social Media on Coronavirus
Saudi Arabia warned all those people in the Kingdom who circulate rumors or fake news on social media platforms sparking panic about coronavirus in the public, The violators of this rule to face jail terms up to 5 years.
According to a Saudi local news, The Public Prosecution of the Kingdom warned about a cybercrime law, The fine on circulating rumors or fake news on social media networks sparking panic will lead the offense person to face a prison of up to five years and 3 million riyals fine.
- Saudi citizens or expatriates who post fake new or rumors about Coronavirus creating panic in public, or circulating unknown source news and rumors may risk to face criminal charges that may let them to go jail or pay hefty amount of fine.
- People always should take information of official sources and not engage in posting news from anonymous sources that may weak the public order, Those who need any inquiries against Coronavirus must call on a hotline number 937.
- The warning comes after a old viral video shared stating it as Coronavirus video but the reality was different as "Its a training hypothesis video of last pilgrimage in Makkah', later Ministry of Health clarified on that video and asked people to trust only the news from official sources.