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Beware of passing chain information on social media as if caught linked with any rumor then would have to face prison and Dh1 million as fine, UAE

Spreading rumors has been now categorized as a serious crime that would be dealt with severe action with no mercy. Different countries in the West have different punishment registered for this crime. However UAE has made it very clear that anyone who would be found guilty of spreading rumors on any social site would have to face serious consequences. According to the Article 29 of the Federal Legal Decree No 5, if found guilty of offence of misinforming people, then would have to face prison and a fine that should not exceed more than Dh1 million. With millions of users connected with social media, even a small rumor takes a dangerous turn. Hence in an attempt to curb cybercrime, spreading of rumors has been considered a serious threat to national peace further damaging social peace and public order in UAE and therefore if found guilty then there would be no escape. Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV


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